Quaero Capital appointed James Hepworth as head of sales for UK, charged with building relationships with UK institutional investors from the firm’s London office.
Hepworth joins Quaero Capital in April from Paris-based asset managers & advisors Cie, where he was a founder and managing director from 2009. The firm created successful JVs on both sell side equity research and fund raising for international asset managers including private and public market strategies. Previously Hepworth was a senior vice president and head of European sales for Jefferies International in Paris.
Hepworth has also worked for ABN Amro securities, Natwest securities and CCF securities in Paris, for more than 10 years. Earlier in his career he worked for Williams de Broe in London.
He graduated from Leeds University with a BA in business studies and has further qualifications in marketing.
Quaero Capital’s head of business development, Thierry Callault said: “We are delighted to welcome James Hepworth into Quaero. We believe that the UK market is still one of the most important fund markets in Europe and we want to pursue our growth in that market. James will bring us the experience that we need to achieve that goal”
James Hepworth commented, “I am very excited to be joining Quaero Capital. I strongly believe that actively managed strategies still have an important role to play in clients’ portfolios and I am looking forward to growing the firm’s unique investment offering”.