Too many Daves – the asset managers of tomorrow 

According to Morningstar research, 105 out of 1,496 UK-listed open-ended funds were managed by women in 2019 (that’s just 7%); more funds (108) were run by managers called David or Dave. 

Whether we realise it or not, during the las...

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Date published: 11 May 2022

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Neil Goddin FRM, Fund Manager, Impact Equities Team

About Neil Goddin 

Neil Goddin, alongside Craig Bonthron, Jonathan Parsons and Ryan Smith, is part of Artemis’ impact equities team and co-manages global equity funds focusing on positive impact, a field he has specialised in since 2016. He joined Artemis in 2020 from Kames Capital, where he co-managed significant assets, including the Kames Global Sustainable Equity fund. His career began in 1998 at Coutts Bank in London. Before joining Kames as a senior investment manager in 2012, he held roles at companies including Deutsche Asset Management, WestLB Mellon, Merrill Lynch Private Clients, Liverpool Victoria and Trustees RBS.

About Future Asset: 

Future Asset is a programme that informs girls in Scotland about careers in investment management, enthuses them about opportunities in the sector, and widens the talent pipeline whilst improving diversity in the industry. They advocate that being female should never be a barrier to pursuing any career whilst helping them to develop skills, confidence and purpose.

In addition to conferences and regional roadshows, they produce video and podcast resources and run webinars with professional investors engaging support

Growing Future Assets is an annual competition challenging teams of girls in Scottish schools to research, analyse and pitch  a company to a group of investment professionals. The competition aims to introduce girls to the world of investment, its operation, relevance, and impact, as well as the range of careers available within the sector.

Future Asset is supported by investment management firms in Scotland who are committed to informing young women about opportunities and improving diversity in the sector.