The Stanhope Team

The Stanhope Capital team is an experienced, close-knit group headquartered in London, and dedicated to bringing clients the best intelligence and access in the industry.
Please click on a member of the Stanhope Capital team on the right to review their professional background.

Yasmine Bouzourene

Senior Director, Portfolio Management, Geneva

Yasmine joined Stanhope Capital in 2011.  She is a Senior Director in the Portfolio Management team in the Geneva office.

She has 9 years of experience in wealth management and investment banking.  She formerly worked for ACM (Advanced Currency Markets SA, Forex trading company) where she was responsible for operations and transactions.

Yasmine holds an MBA with a major in finance and also 2 Bachelors degrees in business administration and marketing and communication from the Geneva Institute of Finance and Management.

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Malin Henschel

Head of Operational Due Diligence

Malin joined Stanhope in 2011 to form and head the Operational Due Diligence department.

She was previously at Olympia Capital Management where she was in charge of operational due diligence on European and Asian based hedge fund managers.

Malin is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MSc in corporate finance from Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.

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Jérôme Sibony

Head of Private Equity

Jérôme is head of Private Equity, which comprises direct investments as well as private funds, with responsibility for the selection and monitoring of private equity funds for Stanhope’s diversified private equity programmes. Jérôme has over 15 years of experience in private equity. Prior to joining Stanhope Capital, he was a Senior Principal at Neo Investment Partners, a €300 million Small/Mid Cap PE Fund which specialised in international roll-outs of consumer brands. Prior to that he was an Executive Director and Head of Investments at GE Capital’s Private Equity division in London. He also held positions at Activa Capital and Atlas Venture in Paris and London.

Jérôme is a graduate of HEC Paris and has a master in Corporate and Tax Law at University of Paris Sud.

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David Nolan

Founding Director, Stanhope Capital (Jersey)

David is a Founding Director of Stanhope Capital (Jersey) Limited and has been a Non Executive Director on the Management board of the Stanhope Group since 2011.  He has over 30 years’ experience within the Investment management services industry covering both the UK and offshore markets.  David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered FCSI) and also holds the IAC.  Prior to joining Ivey Cox, David was the Managing Director of Walbrook Investment Consultants Limited (WIC), from 2004 to 2007, with responsibility for the supervision of Trust & Company assets of approximately $3bn. He also served as an independent member on the investment board for Kedge Capital Funds during this time.  He was a judge on the Private Asset Managers (PAM) panel from 2002 to 2014 and was Chairmen of the Quality and Clarity of reporting committee from 2012 to 2014. He is also a member of the Jersey Institute of Directors.

Previously, David was Director of Investment Strategy at Deloitte Jersey, with responsibility for the selection and review of all external financial service providers, including third party investment managers and Treasury relationships. He originally relocated to Jersey in 1995 from the UK, as Head of Investments at Coutts (Jersey) Limited, having begun his investment career as a portfolio manager with NatWest Investments in the UK in London and Bristol.

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Jonathan Overland

Founding Director, Stanhope Capital (Jersey)

Jonathan is a founder Director of Stanhope Capital (Jersey) Limited and has been a Non Executive Director on the Management board of the Stanhope Group since 2011. He has over 20 years’ experience within the Investment management industry covering both the UK and offshore markets.  Jonathan’s prior experience in wealth management comes from his time as Head of Private Clients and Charities at Lazard Asset Management Limited and Director of Newton (formerly Capital House) International Investment Management Limited.

Jonathan is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (“CISI”) and a Chartered Wealth Manager and holds the Investment Management Certificate.  In 2004 he was a winner of the CISI Diploma Private Client Investment Advice & Management Award.

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Yaara Kaminer

Head of Human Resources

Yaara joined Stanhope Capital in May 2016.  She has a diverse professional background and brings 18 years of international and cross-cultural experience to the role including working for early stage startups, SME’s and large organisations.  Yaara has worked in several countries and industries, in the last 8 years within the Financial Technology/ Financial Services sector.

Yaara speaks four languages and is CIPD qualified (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

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Imogen Hervey-Bathurst

Senior Director, Research

Imogen has over 8 years experience on the investment team at Stanhope Capital, focusing exclusively on manager research in the Equity and Equity Long /Short hedge funds.  She previously worked as an analyst in corporate finance boutique Tri-Artisan Partners LLP, specialising in private Equity.

Imogen graduated from University of Bristol with a BA (Hons) in History.

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Michael Bressler

Senior Director, Corporate Development

Michael joined Stanhope Capital in April 2017. He has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Stanhope, he was a Partner at Man Capital a USD500m single-family private equity fund where he was responsible for real estate investments. Previously, Michael spent almost ten years working in mergers and acquisitions at Lazard & Co. and Merrill Lynch.

Michael holds a Masters in finance from Université Paris-Dauphine.

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Mark Zbinden

Senior Director, Stanhope Consulting

Mark Zbinden graduated in 1999 with an economics degree from Southampton University and then spent five years working in the Client Reporting department of Hays Personnel as a systems analyst specialising in client bespoke systems. He has been a key member of the team at Stanhope Consulting since January 2005 and leads on performance analysis and other client services, such as investment manager review and manager selection. Mark is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and sits on the Stanhope Fund Selection Committee.

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Sophie Outhwaite

Senior Director, Research

Sophie joined Stanhope Capital in February 2015. Working within the Equity and Equity Long/Short Research Team she has responsibilities for fund manager selection and monitoring and also sits on the Fund Selection Committee. Prior to joining Stanhope, Sophie spent four and a half years at a boutique wealth management firm, Whitley Asset Management, where she looked after a number of clients (Advisory and Discretionary) with responsibility for investment decisions as well as fund manager selection and monitoring. She was also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. She began her career at Vantage Investment Advisory Ltd, having gained a first class BA Economics degree in 2008. She holds the Investment Advice Diploma, the Private Client Investment Advice and Management Certificate and has a current Statement of Professional Standing.

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Mirko Backovic

Senior Director, Portfolio Management

Mirko has over fourteen years of experience working within financial services. He is a Senior Director in the Portfolio Management team which he joined in 2011.

Prior to joining Stanhope Capital Mirko spent four years working at Royal London Asset Management as an assistant manager supporting the pension fund managers whilst maintaining oversight over the middle office functions. Mirko also spent some time within the Global Custody world working for ABN Amro, Northern Trust and HSBC.

Mirko is a Chartered Member (MCSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments holding the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) and Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).

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