Stanhope Capital bolsters portfolio management team with appointment of former head of Cambridge Associates London


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Stanhope Capital, the global investment firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Kershaw as Partner within its Portfolio Management Team.

He joins Stanhope Capital after 15 years with institutional investment adviser Cambridge Associates where he was formerly head of the London office and head of the Middle East and Africa Practice. His clients included sovereign wealth funds, central banks, development funds and other large governmental investors, as well as families.

Prior to this, from 1991 to 2002, Kershaw was a diplomat with the Foreign Commonwealth Office, where he focused on Middle Eastern issues. He was also an associate consultant at The Coba Group, a management consultancy, from 1989 to 1991, where he advised clients on a range of business and financial issues. Kershaw received a B.A. at Merton College, University of Oxford.

This is the latest in a series of high profile appointments by Stanhope Capital. In March 2017, the firm appointed Mexico’s former Finance Minister, and renowned Mexican economist Dr Pedro Aspe, to its Advisory Board where he sits alongside other industry and finance doyens including Lord Browne, the former BP Chief Executive and Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP. In November 2017 Stanhope Capital appointed M&A specialist Nigel Spray as Partner and Head of the firm’s Merchant Banking division.

Daniel Pinto, Founding Partner and Chief Executive of Stanhope Capital, commented on this latest key appointment:

“As part of our continued drive to provide a full range of wealth management services to private and institutional clients, we are delighted to welcome someone of Alex’s calibre to Stanhope Capital. His track record speaks for itself. His wealth of experience with sovereign wealth funds, central banks and prominent families, combined with his diplomatic credentials will bring a unique and invaluable perspective to our business as we continue to expand our reach in the Middle East and elsewhere.”