Whereas historically the allocators, asset owners are now increasingly capitalising on size of their assets to develop sophisticated direct investment teams. We advise on the structure of these teams and work in partnership with clients to develop their long term goals, often including areas such as aligning compensation philosophy with the long term nature of the investment.
PartnerMartina Ashleyamenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0277London
Martina co-leads the Investment Management Practice and is a member of the Financial Services Practice. In addition, she is a member of the firm’s Alternatives and Board practices and co-leads the FinTech practice. She has a particular expertise in moving and building teams and defining the strategy and execution of building new routes to market. She has worked extensively on the firm’s Diversity initiatives. Prior to joining Blackwood, Martina worked at Goldman Sachs in the Equities Division, covering institutional accounts across Europe. She read Politics and Philosophy at Bristol University.
PartnerHarry Chetwoodamenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0289London
Harry leads the Alternatives Practice and is a member of the Financial Services Practice. In addition, he heads the Retail Financial Services Practice and is a member of the firm’s Education and Board practices. He has a particular expertise in team lift-outs and acquisition reviews, and has advised and worked closely with start-up investment firms ahead of launch. He also serves as a Special Adviser within the educational world. Prior to joining Blackwood, Harry worked within search focusing on investment management and corporate finance. He started his career as an Assistant Fund Manager at Smith & Williamson Investment Management. He read Theology and Anthropology at Durham University.
PartnerAnnie Dohertyamenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0263London
Annie co-leads the Investment Management Practice and is a member of the Financial Services Practice. In addition, she is a member of the Real Estate and Alternatives practices. She specialises in advising clients across alternative credit and equity, real estate, traditional fixed income, equity and multi-asset on their senior leadership needs and strategies. Her diverse client work across asset classes has included senior investment leadership roles as well as CIOs and distribution professionals. Prior to joining Blackwood, Annie worked at Saxton Bampfylde Hever. She read Sociology and Law at Durham University.
ConsultantSebastian Milesamenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0291London
Sebastian is a member of the Alternatives Practice and the Financial Services Practice. He has particular expertise in credit, incorporating both corporate and asset-backed functions. Prior to Blackwood, Sebastian worked at a boutique recruitment firm with a focus on distressed and special situations investment strategies. He began his career in clinical and forensic science, and, additionally, spent time working in investor relations for biotechnology companies. He read Biochemistry at Bristol University and then Analytical Toxicology at Barts and the London School of Medicine.
ConsultantWill Terryamenquiries@blackwoodgroup.com+44 (0)20 7220 0253London
Will is a member of the Alternatives Practice and the Financial Services Practice focussing on advising long-only funds, hedge funds, family offices and pension funds. He has particular expertise in equities. Prior to joining Blackwood, Will worked at a specialist executive search firm within the equities team. He read English Literature and Philosophy at Leeds University.