Amati hires Graeme Bencke as fund manager

News Team, 03/05/2022

Graeme Bencke

Specialist asset management boutique Amati Global Investors (Amati) has announced the appointment of Graeme Bencke as fund manager. Mr Bencke joins from Columbus Investments.

Mr Bencke brings over 25 years of asset management experience to Amati, having previously worked at Gresham House, PineBridge Investments and F&C Asset Management. He has a focus on small to mid-cap stocks, in sectors with an innovation focus, such as space.

Mr Bencke will work alongside Mikhail Zverev and Dr Gareth Blades on a new global equity strategy at Amati.

Mikhail Zverev, who joined Amati in January this year to establish the Global Equity team, said: “Gareth and I are very much looking forward to working with Graeme on the new strategy. He brings tremendous insight into the ways in which the incredible rate of innovation in today's industrial landscape creates opportunities for investors, is a great fit for the team, and a real asset to have on board as we build the global equity project.”

Dr Paul Jourdan, Amati founder and chief executive, commented: “He will add considerable weight to our investment management resource, and we look forward to working with him as we extend our capabilities into this hugely important asset class.”

Mr Bencke added: “I have followed Amati’s impressive growth since my earliest days with Gresham House and am truly excited to be joining such a thoughtful and experienced group of professionals. I firmly believe that my own experience complements that of the wider team and I look forward to making a significant contribution to the future success of the firm and to developing the new strategy.”

Amati is a specialist asset management boutique, with a predominant focus on UK small and mid-cap companies and £1.2bn under management (at 31 March 2022).

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