Our expertise

EQ has a deep and broad team of investment professionals. On average the number of years experience is 13, with specialisms including strategic and tactical asset allocation, manager selection, impact and ESG investing.

  • Daniel Bland and Naomi Friend lead our bespoke investment management service
  • Kasim Zafar is our asset allocation specialist
  • Damien Lardoux heads up our impact investment proposition. Responsible investing (ESG and impact) is fully integrated, with sector specialists taking responsibility for fund manager research in each of their respective areas
  • Louisiana Salge is responsible for our award winning impact reporting.

Investment team

As joint-CEO, Sophie has oversight and responsibility for all aspects of EQ’s investment activities.…
Sophie Kennedy
Mike heads up the investment management team. After completing his BSc in Chemistry at…
Mike Neumann
Head of Investment Management
Damien has an MSc in Management from Reims Management School and an MSc in…
Damien Lardoux
Head of Impact Investing
Kasim is Chief Investment Strategist and the portfolio manager for the EQ Best Ideas…
Kasim Zafar
Chief Global Investment Strategist
Daniel is Head of Sustainable Investment Management. He joined EQ Investors from Quilter Cheviot,…
Daniel Bland
Head of Sustainable Investment Management
Andrew is an Investment Manager in the Bespoke team. He joined EQ Investors from…
Andrew J. Rees
Investment Manager
Louisiana joined EQ in October 2018 after completing a masters in sustainable business at…
Louisiana Salge
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Tertius joined EQ in 2016 and is responsible for covering global and thematic equity…
Tertius Bonnin
Assistant Portfolio Manager
Arjun Wariabharaj
Investment Analyst
Hamed Kone
Operations Administrator

Management and support

John is the Chair of EQ. After gaining an MA in Engineering at Clare…
John Spiers
Paul is a chartered accountant with a maths degree from Durham University and acts…
Paul Trueman
Finance Director
Leo has worked in financial services for over thirty five years and feels that…
Leo Bones
Business Development Consultant
Nath began his career in financial services working for DST Global Solutions (now part…
Nath Papadacis
Simon Noakes
Head of IT
Ben joined EQ in 2015 and has over 17 years’ of experience across the…
Ben Faulkner
Marketing Director
Chris has worked within the financial services industry for over 10 years, starting off at…
Chris Bradley
Compliance Officer
Sherina Moorjani
Accounts Administrator
Olusoji Olufunwa
Executive Assistant
Alex Michelsen
Head of People Development
Raphael Enoma
Junior IT Administrator