The scrutiny of active public markets investors has never been greater as the investment management industry continues to evolve. To stay ahead, firms need to harness innovation towards generating better and more sustainable returns for their clients. We have extensive experience of advising a range of investment organisations – institutions, asset owners and private partnerships – on their investing and distribution capabilities across the gamut of asset classes, and regions in both traditional and alternative products. We have great expertise in building investment and distribution teams at stand-alone alternative funds, as well as advising institutional clients on the build-out of these skills and integration with their existing investment teams.
PartnerMartina Ashleymartina.firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0)20 7220 0277London
Martina is a Partner and member of the Financial Service 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, and is also an Ambassador for The Diversity Project. 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.
PartnerAnnie Dohertyannie.email@example.com+44 (0)20 7220 0263London
Annie is a Partner and member of the Financial Services Practice. She specialises in advising clients across the liquidity spectrum 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.
Senior ConsultantWill Terrywill.firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0)20 7220 0253London
Will is a member of 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.
Lucia Ruck Keene
ConsultantLucia Ruck Keenelucia.email@example.com+44 (0)20 7220 1817London
Lucia is a member of the Financial Services Practice. She leads assignments for a variety of investment clients across public and private markets. She has a particular expertise in ESG and responsible investment. Prior to joining Blackwood, Lucia worked as a consultant, most recently at Kinnevik, where she provided risk advisory services to its portfolio of digital consumer businesses. She read English Literature at Edinburgh University.
AssociateJoel Holfordjoel.firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0)20 7220 0262London
Joel is a member of the Financial Services Practice with a focus on investment management, including advising long-only funds, hedge funds, family offices and pension funds. Prior to joining Blackwood, he worked at a specialised executive search firm focussing on placing individuals into C-level strategy and business development roles within Europe. He read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Durham University.