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Our Team

We recognise the basic human need for trust. Our clients value our candid and thoughtful approach, which allows us to work with freedom and integrity, in order to best serve the interests of our clients investments. 

Michael Crawford

Managing Partner, CIO and
Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

After studying Chemistry and Law at Exeter University and accountancy at KPMG (London and Hong Kong), Michael undertook an MBA at Cranfield School of Management before joining Morgan Grenfell Asset Management in 1996. He subsequently worked for Bessemer Trust, Credit Suisse Asset Management and LV Asset Management. For the last seven years he has been managing a substantial Global Equity fund on behalf of clients at the oldest and one of the largest U.S. multi-family offices; Bessemer Trust. He has 23 years of investment management experience.  Michael is a fellow of the Securities Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

David Forster

‚ÄčExecutive Chairman 

David started his career working in the media industry before moving into the City as an equity analyst at Chase Manhattan Securities. After spells at Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch, he developed a wide following both from the fund management area and corporate management.  He then moved to Schroder Salomon Smith Barney where he co-managed a team of eight which was ranked first for media research for multiple years.  David went onto found and develop a media-focused hedge fund which delivered strong performance and gathered significant assets under management.

Kanthini Crawford

Business Support and Finance‚Äč

Kanthini has a degree in Economics, an MBA from the City University Business School and is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  She has occupied senior financial roles at Visa International and Walt Disney and Co after work in audit and accounting at Littlejohn Frazer and Goodman Jones.