The Investment Committee

Our Investment Committee is an advisory body that meets monthly to discuss asset allocation, macroeconomic issues and manager selection. Its members have directly managed or supervised over $50 billion for wealthy families and institutions in Europe.

The Committee is chaired by Jonathan Bell (Chief Investment Officer) and includes the partners of the firm. In addition to its executive members, the committee also includes the following individuals.

Please click on a member of the Stanhope Capital team on the right to review their professional background.


Richard Oldfield

Non-Executive member

Richard is the founder and executive chairman of Oldfield Partners, a value-style asset management firm with over $4bn in assets under management.

Richard was¬†Chairman of the Oxford University Investment Committee and of Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd from the latter’s inception in 2007 until 2014 and is a director of Witan Investment Trust plc and a trustee of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Canterbury Cathedral Trust.

Richard holds a BA Hons in History from Oxford University. His book about investing, ‘Simple but not easy’, was published in 2007.


James Ferguson

Non-Executive member

James is a Founding Partner of The MacroStrategy Partnership LLP. He has over 25 years of experience as a stockbroker, sector analyst and strategist.

He previously held the position of Chief Strategist, Westhouse Securities, having been Chief Strategist at Pali Capital and Arbuthnot Securities. He formerly held a variety of positions, predominantly covering the Japanese market at investment banks Robert Fleming, SBC Warburg and Dresdner Kleinwort and was based in London and Tokyo. He is Director of the Grampian Investment Trust and property companies Raptor Notchkey and Brenmanor.A regular contributor to Money Week since 2004, James sits on the investment Roundtable and makes frequent appearances on the BBC and other live news media commenting on economic, banking and investment matters.James graduated with a MA in Economics from Edinburgh University.