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Investment Management

Andrew Griffin

Andrew Griffin

Director Portfolio Management
Andrew Griffin
Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Head of Portfolio Management
Andrew Thompson
Delyth Richards

Delyth Richards

Head of Investment Solutions
Delyth Richards
Fahad Kamal

Fahad Kamal

Senior Market Strategist
Fahad Kamal
Gene Salerno

Gene Salerno

Head of Investment Strategy
Gene Salerno
Mark Able

Mark Able

Portfolio Manager
Mark Able
Mouhammed Choukeir

Mouhammed Choukeir

Chief Investment Officer
Mouhammed Choukeir
Andrew Griffin

Andrew Griffin

Director Portfolio Management

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7186
Location: London

Andrew is a Portfolio Manager within the Private Bank and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Andrew joined Kleinwort Benson in 1985 and has considerable experience in managing both discretionary and non-discretionary portfolios for high net worth individuals, trusts, investment companies and charities. Between 1986 and 1993 he was also an equity research analyst for Kleinwort Benson Investment Management specialising in Hotels and Leisure and Media sectors.

Prior to joining the group Andrew obtained an honours degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University.

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Head of Portfolio Management

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7130
Location: London

Andrew joined Kleinwort Benson in 2008. As Head of Portfolio Management, Andrew manages some of the firm’s most significant Discretionary and Advisory mandates.

Andrew read History at King's College, London before qualifying and practising as a solicitor in the 1990s. In the early 'Noughties' Andrew joined one of London's leading stockbrokers where he worked as a portfolio manager. Andrew is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and holds the CISI Level 6 Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management.

Delyth Richards

Delyth Richards

Head of Investment Solutions

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7254
Location: London

Delyth is a senior member of the Kleinwort Benson Investment Service team, and sits on the bank’s Investment Policy and Risk Oversight committees reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. Delyth is responsible for a number of deliveries including Funds Research, providing a platform of best of breed third party funds for Discretionary and Advisory client investment, funded model strategies, and management of Kleinwort Benson’s Multi Asset Funds. Delyth is also responsible for the delivery of Structured Product Solutions.

Before joining Kleinwort Benson in 2000, Delyth worked for nine years for an international private bank, initially providing Real Estate Advisory services to bank clients, and then specialising in structuring complex and tailored loan facilities in the credit team.

Delyth joined Kleinwort Benson as a structured credit specialist, later transferring to Kleinwort Benson’s Real Estate team and appointed Head of Real Estate Advisory in 2007. Delyth was appointed Head of Funds Research in 2009, and Head of Investment Solutions in 2015. Delyth is a member of Kleinwort Benson’s Operating Committee.

Delyth holds a BA in Geography from Durham University and an MA in Property Investment and Law from Cass Business School. Delyth is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Investment Property Forum, and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and Institute of Directors.

Fahad Kamal

Fahad Kamal

Senior Market Strategist

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7702
Location: London

Fahad Kamal, Senior Market Strategist at Kleinwort Benson, leads on developing and articulating the firm’s macroeconomic views and translating these views into actionable investment strategy in order to enhance investment performance and bolster risk management.

Previously, he was a Program Manager at the FIRMS Project. The FIRMS Project – funded by the US Agency for International Development – was a four-year, $90 million economic program mandated with increasing exports and employment in Pakistan. Fahad began his career in Washington DC with the RiskMetrics Group where he provided research, analysis and recommendations to institutional shareholders on the approval of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

He holds an Economics degree from the George Washington University and an MBA from the Cass Business School. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Gene Salerno

Gene Salerno

Head of Investment Strategy

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7463
Location: London

Gene is responsible for portfolio investment strategy at Kleinwort Benson with expertise in asset allocation, security selection and portfolio construction. Gene is a member of the Investment Policy Committee reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, and oversees portfolio recommendations for Kleinwort Benson’s investment management clients.

Previously, Gene was Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for Karrig Strategic Capital LLP, a London-based multi-family office investing across a wide range of traditional and alternative assets in both public and private markets. Gene spent his early career with Thomson Financial and affiliated companies based in Boston, and initially as an engineer with Raytheon Company.

Gene holds an MBA with finance concentration from London Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University, New York with a BSc in Computer Science. He also holds the Private Client Investment Management Certificate and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Mark Able

Mark Able

Portfolio Manager

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7248
Location: London

Mark has over 30 years’ investment experience and is a Portfolio Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Prior to joining Kleinwort Benson in December 2009, Mark was an Investment Manager at Dexia Private Bank where he implemented a new investment management operation including the development of new investment models, the implementation of an asset allocation process and the management of globally diversified discretionary managed portfolios for a variety of private and institutional clients.

Mark has worked both Offshore and Onshore during his career with specialisms including fixed income and mutual fund analysis.

Mouhammed Choukeir

Mouhammed Choukeir

Chief Investment Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7643
Location: London

Mouhammed heads up the investment management unit at Kleinwort Benson and is responsible for all aspects of Kleinwort Benson’s investment proposition, leading a team of experienced investment strategists and portfolio managers. Mouhammed is a member of Kleinwort Benson’s Management Committee reporting to the Chief Executive, and chairs the Investment Policy Committee and Investment Oversight Committee. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, and a regular contributor to the media. In the past few years, Kleinwort Benson’s investment team has secured a number of industry awards and accolades for excellence and investment performance.

Previously, Mouhammed was Head of Multi-Asset Class investing at Morgan Stanley for Europe, Middle East and Asia, where he was responsible for managing portfolios for private (UHNW individuals and family offices) and institutional (endowments, charities) clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2002, Mouhammed spent his early career in the fixed income division of Citigroup’s investment bank in New York, London and Madrid.

Mouhammed has a Masters in Finance with distinction from London Business School, and a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours from the University of London, King’s College. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Mouhammed is a board member and trustee for a number of educational charities, and serves as a school governor at a local secondary school. His personal interests include long distance triathlons, hiking and dance theatre.