WHEB Asset Management appoints Jayne Sutcliffe as Non-Executive Chair

  • Jayne Sutcliffe joins WHEB’s growing team
  • 35 years’ experience in leadership and management in financial services
  • Geoff Hall retires as WHEB’s Chair after 10 years’ service

18th May 2021, London

WHEB Asset Management, the investment team responsible for the Pengana WHEB Sustainable Impact Fund,  is delighted to announce the appointment of Jayne Sutcliffe as Non-Executive Chair, subject to regulatory approval.

Jayne has unrivalled experience in building a specialist investment business. Having first co-founded Regent Pacific Group in the early 90’s, Jayne later founded Charlemagne Capital. Over more than 16 years as Chief Executive, Jayne grew the firm from an initial £20m to become a market leading investment boutique with over £7bn of assets under management (AUM). She managed the firm through significant growth, different market cycles and a range of corporate events. Whilst at Charlemagne Jayne was also heavily involved in the integration of environmental, social and governance analysis into the investment process, and was an early advocate for ESG in emerging markets investment.

Geoff Hall retires having spent 10 years as WHEB’s chair. During his tenure, WHEB Asset Management has grown from £20m AUM to over £1.2bn today.

George Latham, Managing Partner, said “We are very excited to welcome Jayne as WHEB’s new Chair. Jayne’s wealth of experience and insight will be invaluable as we plan the next stage of our development. She has stood in our shoes and successfully navigated the challenges of building and establishing an independent investment boutique. We are enormously grateful to Geoff for his huge contribution over the past 10 years. His guidance and sage advice has been instrumental in helping us to achieve what we have so far.”

Jayne Sutcliffe said “The finance industry has suddenly woken up to the idea that our savings and investments can and should be used to make a positive impact on the society and environment we want to retire into and our children to live in. The team at WHEB pioneered this thinking before it became fashionable. I’m so impressed with the way they have established WHEB Asset Management at the vanguard of a wave of change sweeping through the industry. I’m delighted to join this excellent team and excited to share their ambitions for the future.”

Geoff Hall said “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with the team at WHEB over the last ten years, observing with admiration as they have established the business as a pioneer of impact investing in listed equities, widely recognised for the authenticity of their approach. I wish them continuation of this success in the future, with Jayne’s help and guidance.”

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