Hanseatic Asset Management LBG

Directors and Members of Advisory Committee

William Salomon

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Born 1957, William Salomon has extensive knowledge of all aspects of private client and strategic fund investment business.

He was responsible for developing Finsbury Asset Management and the Finsbury range of funds based on the concept of early recognition of key investment trends, such as life sciences and technology, and appointing specialist managers until taken over in 1995 by Rea Brothers Group, the family’s bank of which he eventually became Chairman.

In 1999 Rea Brothers Group was taken over by Close Brothers Group when he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the investment division. He has served on the board of a number of investment and trading companies.

He is the senior partner of Hansa Capital Partners LLP, Deputy Chairman of Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited and its listed subsidiary Wilson Sons Limited and a Director of Hansa Trust PLC.

Wayne Bulpitt

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Born 1961, Wayne is Managing Director of Hanseatic Asset Management LBG. Formerly Head of Offshore Investment Services for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Global Private Banking & Trust division (1998-2001), Managing Director of CIBC Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited (1992-1998).

William Scott

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Born 1960, William (Bill) is an independent non-executive director of a number of investment companies and funds.

After being Assistant Investment Manager with the London Residuary Body Superannuation Scheme, Bill joined Rea Brothers, a private banking group, in 1989. From 1997 he was director in charge of the group’s Guernsey-based offshore international investment management activities until 2002. Rea Brothers became part of the Close Brothers group in 1999 and during that period he was also a director of Close Bank Guernsey Limited. From 2003 to 2004 he was Senior Vice President with FRM Investment Management Limited in Guernsey.

He is a Chartered Accountant, holds the Securities Institute Diploma and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Chris Russell

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Born in 1949, Chris Russell is a Guernsey resident non-executive director of investment and financial companies in the US, UK, Guernsey and Hong Kong. These include the UK Association of Investment Companies of which he is Deputy Chairman and companies listed on the New York and the London Stock Exchanges including F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd of which he is Chairman. He is also an associate of the financial research boutique, GaveKal.

Chris was formerly a director of Gartmore Investment Management Plc, where he was Head of Gartmore’s businesses in the US and Japan, and before that was a holding board director of the Jardine Fleming Group in Asia.

Chris is a Fellow of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He is a director of a City of London charitable institution and his publications include ‘Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundations’ commissioned by John Wiley & Sons and published in 2006.

Subsidiary - Hansa Capital GmbH

Christopher Townsend

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Born 1974 Christopher is a qualified solicitor. He has an MA from Peterhouse, Cambridge and was awarded an MBA from London Business School. He is currently investment director at Hansa Capital GmbH and a non-executive Director of Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited. He previously worked as a principal in the investment team at Coller Capital Limited and Sum International Group in London and as a Solicitor at Ashurst Morris Crisp.

Members of Advisory Committee

Dr. Andrew Clark

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Born in 1959 he received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from St. Andrew's University and was a post-doctoral research fellow in neuropharmacology at the University of Oxford.

He started his career in the city with Smith NewCourt and went on to work as a biotech analyst at Baring Securities. In 1995, Andrew co-founded Reabourne Ltd, an investment management business focused on small capitalization technology and biotechnology companies, acting as portfolio manager.

He left Reabourne in 2003 following the sale of the business, and currently works as a consultant in the biotechnology field. He holds a number of non-executive directorships with life-science companies.

Jeremy Francis

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Born in 1951, Jeremy was a partner in Grant Thornton from 1998 until he retired in 2008.

At Grant Thornton, he was Head of Tax services for the South East, and nationally responsible for developing sector specialisms.

He continues to practise as a Tax Consultant, specialising in strategic planning for Private Clients, but he also advises on transactions and corporate tax for SMEs