We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. John Stokes today. John joins us as our Head of Investment Management and Designated Person with responsibility for Investment Management (PCF-39D). He has more than two decades of experience in the Investment and Funds industry having started his career in 1999 as a Performance & Risk Analyst at Bank of Ireland Asset Management where he was responsible for GIPS compliance in addition to analysing the performance and risk characteristics of the firm’s product range globally. Subsequently he moved into front office roles as a Trader and Investment Analyst with IG International Management before progressing to become a Global Equity Fund Manager with PI Investment Management Ltd, where he co-managed a Global Equity Fund for more than six years.
After a two-year stint working in the Shareholding Management Unit of Ireland’s National Treasury Management Agency, John joined Davy Research as a Research Analyst where he conducted research on a range of sectors including Leisure and Media. He entered the ManCo space in 2015, working as Head of Portfolio Management with Crossroads Capital Management for 3 years. Prior to joining GemCap, John was Head of Investments and Designated Person with responsibility for Investment Management (PCF-39D) at KB Associates, where he was responsible for overseeing the ManCo’s extensive UCITS and AIF business, overseeing a broad range of Investment Managers globally across multiple asset classes. Additionally, John held positions within the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of a Self-Managed Investment Company.
Reporting to Conor Hoey, CEO, John will join the Senior Management team and will help with exciting new developments at GemCap.