BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Neptune Board of Directors carries a wealth of experience in financial services. Together with Neptune’s employees, they own approximately three quarters of the company, helping to ensure that the future direction of Neptune is aligned with our clients’ interests.

Robin Geffen - Fund Manager and CEO

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Robin founded Neptune Investment Management in May 2002 and is the architect of Neptune's real world investment approach. He graduated from Oxford University in 1979 and began his investment career at Charterhouse J Rothschild before moving onto Eagle Star, York Trust plc and then Scottish Equitable, where he set up their pooled fund business. Robin joined Orbitex Investments Limited as Chief Investment Officer in 1997 and was most recently Global CIO – Pensions before founding Neptune.

Richard Green - Deputy Managing Director

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Richard graduated from Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics before acquiring an investment management and private banking background at Grieveson, Grant & Co and subsequently at Kleinwort Benson. He joined Barclays Private Bank at its inception in 1993, later becoming its Chief Executive and in 2006 serving as a Managing Director on the Management Committee of Barclays Wealth. He served as a member of Barclays Wealth's UK Private Bank Advisory Board until 2010. Richard joined Neptune as Corporate Development Director in May 2008 to further its profile in the stockbroker, private bank and wealth management community. In November 2008 he became Neptune's Deputy Managing Director.

Jonathan Punter FIA - Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

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Jonathan began his actuarial career with Duncan C Fraser & Co in 1978. Within seven years, Jonathan became a partner, prior to the company being acquired by William M Mercer. In 1988, Jonathan founded Punter Southall & Co together with Stuart Southall. He has over twenty years’ experience in the actuarial profession, with particular expertise in the areas of UK pensions and investment strategy. Jonathan is also one of Punter Southall’s specialists on the issues surrounding pensions in mergers, buy-outs and due diligence deals. He joined Neptune as Chairman in 2002.

The Hon Alexander Catto - Non-Executive

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Alex Catto is Managing Director of Cairnsea Investments Limited, which has a number of investments in early stage companies. Prior to the establishment of Cairnsea, he was a Director of Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd and then Lazard Brothers & Co Ltd. His Directorships include Synthomer PLC and Marketingfile Group Ltd. In addition, he sits on the advisory panel for the Elderstreet Software Fund. Alex joined Neptune in 2002.

The Hon James Cripps - Non-Executive

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James graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge in 1977 and joined Slaughter and May after law school the following year, qualifying as a solicitor in 1980. He became a partner in 1989 before retiring from the firm, after more than 35 years, in July 2013. James’s legal practice specialised in asset management and he advised on the establishment, structuring, purchase and sale of asset management businesses; the launch, regulation and governance of investment, hedge and mutual funds and other types of collective investment vehicles; and issues concerning investment products, investment management regulation and investment safe custody. His clients included Neptune from its establishment in 2002. James joined the Neptune Board in November 2013. He is also currently researching the law and regulation of the asset management industry at Oxford University and is a non-executive director of VAM Funds in Luxembourg, on the Advisory Board of Taube Hodson Stonex Partners and a director of the diabetes charity JDRF.

Stuart Southall FIA - Non-Executive

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Stuart began his actuarial career with Duncan C Fraser & Co in 1980, prior to the company being acquired by William M Mercer. In 1988, Stuart co-founded Punter Southall & Co with Jonathan Punter and is currently Chairman of its actuarial consultancy business and Chief Actuarial Officer. He has thirty years’ experience in the actuarial profession, with particular expertise in the areas of UK occupational pensions, pension aspects of corporate transactions and investment strategy. Stuart holds various other directorships within the Punter Southall Group and from 2010 to 2012 is serving as Chairman of the Association of Consulting Actuaries. He is also a school governor and a trustee of various pension schemes and an endowment trust. Stuart joined Neptune in 2002.

James Dowey - Chief Economist and CIO

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James is Chief Economist & CIO and a member of the Neptune Board. He leads Neptune’s global economic research and works closely with CEO Robin Geffen in managing Neptune’s investment process. Previously, James taught at the London School of Economics and Aberdeen Business School and worked in actuarial consultancy. He has a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics and degrees in economics from Edinburgh University and King's College, Cambridge University.

Rob Smith - Chief Finance Officer and Head of Operational Risk

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