The Evenlode Team
Hugh Yarrow is the co-founder of Evenlode and is the lead Fund Manager of Evenlode Income, having launched the fund in October 2009. Previously he managed several equity income funds at Rathbone Unit Trust Management.
Hugh graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first-class degree in Philosophy and Mathematics. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Ben Peters is the co-founder of Evenlode and is a fund manager on the Evenlode Global Income Fund, launched in 2017. He has worked on the Evenlode Income fund since launch in 2009.
Prior to launching Evenlode Ben was a physicist, holding a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a first-class degree from University College London. He holds the Investment Management Certificate and level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.
Chris is a fund manager on the Evenlode Global Income strategy, which launched in 2017, and on the TB Evenlode Global Equity fund, which launched in 2020.
Chris is a fully qualified Chartered Financial Analyst and has a degree from the University of Cambridge in Mathematics and Economics. Prior to Evenlode, Chris worked as a senior software engineer.
James Knoedler joined Evenlode in 2020 as a Fund Manager. He previously worked as an Equities Analyst at Independent Franchise Partners (IFP). Before that he worked as an Investment Analyst at Arisaig Partners and Newlands Investment Management.
James graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in English and holds a Masters degree in Finance from the London Business School.
Chris joined Evenlode Investment Management in February 2018 having previously been an equity research analyst at Investec Bank and Berenberg.
Chris is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst, and studied Accounting and Finance at Warwick University.
Tom Weller joined Evenlode in 2019 as an Innovation Analyst examining innovation across diverse industries and application areas. He draws on his broad scientific and business experience to analyse developments at large incumbent and new start-up companies, informing the Evenlode team’s analysis of current and potential investment risks and opportunities. He previously worked in academia, government and start-up labs and has deep experience of scientific research, innovation and education.
Tom holds a PhD in condensed matter physics and materials science.
Sawan Kumar joined Evenlode in 2017 and is Head of Stewardship. He is responsible for providing ongoing analysis of companies from a stewardship perspective and managing Evenlode’s voting and engagement activity. He previously worked as a Governance Analyst at Schroders and a Proxy Voting Analyst at Hermes EOS.
Sawan graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelors of Commerce specialising in Finance and is qualified from the Governance Institute of Australia in Governance and Risk Management. He has completed the Climate-related Financial Risk Course from Oxford University and has passed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Charlie Freitag joined Evenlode in 2020 as a Stewardship Analyst. Prior to joining Evenlode, she worked as a Sustainability Consultant for Mike Berners-Lee’s Small World Consulting.
Charlie graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc in Psychology, and has an MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of Oxford. She completed the Ambitious Futures fast-track leadership scheme and passed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Bethan Rose joined Evenlode in 2018 as an Investment Analyst.
Bethan graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Economics. She has gained the Investment Management Certificate. In addition, having passed CFA Level 1, she is working towards the full Chartered Financial Analyst Program designation.
Robert Strachan joined Evenlode in 2019 having previously worked with the team as an intern in the summer of 2018 and is an Investment Analyst.
Robert graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class master's degree in Chemistry. He has gained the Investment Management Certificate and is currently studying for the CFA Level 1 exam.
Charlotte Lamb joined Evenlode in 2019 and is an Investment Analyst.
Charlotte graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc Hons in Accounting and Finance. She has gained the Investment Management Certificate and is currently studying for the CFA Level 1 exam.
Cristina Dumitru joined Evenlode in 2020 as a Trainee Investment Analyst.
Cristina graduated from the University of Oxford with a PHD and worked as an immunology researcher studying diseases of the gut. She also trained as a pharmacist at the University of Bath with hospital and industry experience of pharmaceuticals, R&D and clinical trials.
Leon Cyril joined Evenlode in 2020 as a Trainee Investment Analyst, after completing an internship at the Investment Association. He previously worked in education and publishing sectors.
Leon graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Classics and is currently working towards the Investment Management Certificate.
Gurinder Samra joined Evenlode in 2021 as a Trainee Investment Analyst, having worked with the team as an intern in the same summer. He previously completed internships across management consulting, accountancy and global markets technology.
Gurinder graduated from Warwick University with an BEng in Engineering and is currently working towards the Investment Management Certificate.
Ben Armitage joined Evenlode in 2021 as a Trainee Investment Analyst.
Ben graduated from the University of Oxford with a PhD in materials science. He previously worked as a VC Investment Analyst, predominantly assessing UK-based early-stage science and tech start-ups spinning out of academia.
Nicole Harrington joined Evenlode in 2016 and is Evenlode's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Evenlode she was Head of Investment Management Operations with private bankers Arbuthnot Latham. Previously she was the Asset Services Manager at Legal and General Investment Management, and the Reconciliations Manager at Gartmore Fund Managers.
Nicole brings over thirty years of experience in both retail banking and investment management to Evenlode.
Amanda Sullivan joined Evenlode as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. She previously worked for Wise Investment firstly as Accounts Controller from 2004 and then promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer which she held from 2015 to 2021.
Amanda has worked in accountancy practice and in management accountancy roles in various industries including IT, Design and Hospitality. She now has over 17 years of experience working in the financial services industry.
David Hopkins joined Evenlode in 2016 as an Operations Manager and leads the business development strategy and projects. Prior to joining Evenlode he was a Project Manager at T. Bailey Fund Services, which involved managing regulated fund launches and transfers, as well as acting as a relationship manager for a number of clients.
David graduated from Durham University with a law degree and completed his Legal Practice Course at York College of Law. He is a qualified accountant, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and also holds the Investment Administration Qualification.
Richard Taylor joined Evenlode in 2020 and is Evenlode's Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Evenlode he was Compliance Director at T. Bailey Fund Services and T. Bailey Asset Management, where he was heavily involved with the launch and oversight of multiple investment funds along with the implementation of numerous regulatory change projects. Previously he was an Audit Senior at Deloitte’s Audit practice in Nottingham where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Richard graduated from Warwick University Business School with a first-class degree in Management Sciences. He holds the Institute of Directors Certificate in Company Direction along with the CISI Investment Administration Qualification and he is currently studying for the CISI Certificate in Investment Management.
Callum McPherson joined Evenlode in 2015 as Dealing Manager and has a particular interest in financial market analysis.
Callum graduated from Leicester University with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering. He has also completed the Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
Amy Hepworth-Bell joined Evenlode in 2016 and is the firm’s Business Manager. Prior to joining Evenlode she worked in the Houses of Parliament as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant.
Amy graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Politics and has gained the Introduction to Investment Certificate.
Frankie Christy joined Evenlode in 2021 as a Presentation & Content Manager. Prior to joining Evenlode she was a Client Reporting and Marketing Manager at International Asset Management. Previously she was a Technical Marketing Manager at GAM and held a few other financial administration roles prior to that.
Frankie graduated with a First Class BSc Hons in Marketing and Management Sciences from UMIST (Manchester University) and has over 30 years of investment marketing and reporting experience.
Sarah Dudfield joined Evenlode as a Business Assistant. Prior to joining Evenlode she worked in numerous administration, customer service and accounting roles. Sarah was also very proud to be treasurer for Emma’s Trust, a local charity which used to be based in Chipping Norton in memory of Emma Curtis-Smith, who sadly died at 18 following an asthma attack. The Trust awarded over £100,000 in grants to local children who had a passion for the performing arts, just like Emma.
Sarah has gained the Introduction to Investment Certificate.
Beth Johnson joined Evenlode in 2021, having previously worked as Finance Assistant for Wise Investment Ltd, and works closely with Amanda Sullivan.
Beth graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in Linguistics with French and German. She is a qualified lawyer and has experience of both managing and chairing countywide charities.
Anne Adams joined Evenlode in 2021 as the firm’s IT and Business Assistant. Prior to joining Evenlode she worked for Wise Investment Ltd as an IT assistant.
Anne has a completed a level 3 IT infrastructure technician apprenticeship and has the ITIL foundation certification. She is currently working towards the Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure exam.
Sam Ratcliffe joined Evenlode in 2020 on an Apprenticeship programme. He completed the programme in 2022 and is now working as a Junior Dealer alongside Callum McPherson.
Sam joined Evenlode from Chipping Norton Sixth Form where he studied English Literature, Business, and Sociology, and showed a passion for understanding the complexities of financial markets. He completed his Level 4 Investment Operations Specialist Apprenticeship in April 2022 and is now studying for the Investment Management Certificate.
John joined Evenlode Investment Management as a Business Analyst in January 2022, having worked with the company as an external consultant for five years. He has a wealth of experience from over thirty years in the software industry working across a range of sectors from Finance to Leisure and Logistics.
He graduated with a first-class degree in Computer Science from Warwick University and ran an agile software development consultancy business for over twenty years.
Chris Clarke joined Evenlode as a Senior Software Engineer in late 2021. He brings twenty-five years of experience in software development and management having worked in utilities, retail, and most recently the automotive sector.
Chris is currently studying for the Introduction to Investment Certificate.