In 2012, we embarked on a mission to build a new kind of asset management business.
Private offices don’t exist at Merian Global Investors. Instead, everyone sits in an open plan arrangement, and that is just how we like it – because real leadership is about helping everyone to achieve their best, not about sitting in ivory towers.
We believe that effective leadership is about enabling all colleagues to achieve their best, for the ultimate benefit of our clients.
With this in mind, we have established a number of key committees, both to ensure robust governance and to help facilitate effective communication across the business.
The Merian Global Investors board consists of nine members, includes representation from our most senior investors, our backers, TA Associates, and independent, non-executive directors.
Merian Global Investors:
Our executive committee (exco) is comprised of some of the most experienced leaders in the field of asset management. The committee leads on and implements the overall strategy of the business, with the overriding aim of meeting clients’ needs. The exco is charged with developing the business in partnership with all of its key stakeholders, including clients, shareholders and employees. The exco meets frequently with, and receives significant input from, the six key investors who led the buyout of the business from its previous parent company.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MANAGING DIRECTOR, DISTRIBUTION
HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES
CHIEF RISK OFFICER
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The risk and governance committee (RGC) ensures the effectiveness of the systems of governance, risk management, and internal controls, and capital management of Merian Global Investors business. A board committee, the RGC is charged with:
The quarterly investment committee (QIC) provides independent oversight of portfolio management activities for all Merian Global Investors funds and strategies to ensure investors are provided with products which perform as investors expect. A board committee, the QIC is charged by the fund boards with the following responsibilities:
Merian Global Investors recognises that to be a successful asset management business requires both class-leading investment products and deep client relationships. To this end, we have built one of the most experienced distribution teams in the sector. The team works hand in hand with fund managers to develop and market products and capabilities to meet our clients’ investment challenges, and to provide them with the support and service they appreciate and rightly expect.
On 8 January 2019, we announced that Richard Buxton has decided to step down from the role of CEO. Subject to regulatory approval, Mark Gregory has accepted the role of CEO. Richard remains with the business as head of UK equities and manager of the Merian UK Alpha Fund.