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.

On 26 January we held our half yearly investment update. Our guest speakers Lord Lamont and Gavyn Davies delivered a fascinating insight into the consequences of Brexit for the UK. They examined the complexity of the issues, identifying these from both sides and endeavoured to provide some indication as to the likely outcome to David Cameron’s negotiations. We are grateful to Lord Lamont and Gavyn Davies for allowing us to video and publish the discussion.Daniel Pinto and Jonathan Bell commented on the markets in 2015 and the outlook for 2016.

You can view the presentations and discussions from the links below.

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Daniel Pinto

Jonathan Bell

Gavyn Davies

Lord Lamont


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.


Julien Sevaux


Julien co-founded Stanhope Capital in 2004, selling his ownership in 2017 to develop a new venture.  Although he is focusing on managing his new venture, he retains his role on the investment committee and continues to manage clients.

Julien has over 25 years of investment experience in public and private markets on behalf of leading entrepreneurs and industrial families.

He is a former board member of Worms & Cie, the diversified banking and industrial family group. Prior to co-founding Stanhope Capital, he was a principal in Lehman Brothers’ Private Equity Group and formerly a senior M&A banker at Lehman in New York and London.

Julien received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, his BA from Brown University and is an alumnus of Oxford University.

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