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Investment team

The establishment of Woodford has allowed Neil to build around him an investment team of dedicated resource that provides comprehensive support and shares his approach and absolute focus on client outcomes.

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Management team

Woodford’s management team is responsible for running the business that surrounds and supports our investment team. We demand a lot from this team and expect each individual to challenge the business to continually evolve and improve for the benefit of our clients.

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Investment team

The establishment of Woodford has allowed Neil to build around him an investment team of dedicated resource that provides comprehensive support and shares his approach and absolute focus on client outcomes.

Read more

Management team

Woodford’s management team is responsible for running the business that surrounds and supports our investment team. We demand a lot from this team and expect each individual to challenge the business to continually evolve and improve for the benefit of our clients.

Read more

Relationship managers

We are committed to engaging with the right people, in the right way, at the right time and we have embraced new and emerging technology to facilitate our dialogue with our current and prospective clients.

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Investment team

The establishment of Woodford has allowed Neil to build around him an investment team of dedicated resource that provides comprehensive support and shares his approach and absolute focus on client outcomes.

Read more

Management team

Woodford’s management team is responsible for running the business that surrounds and supports our investment team. We demand a lot from this team and expect each individual to challenge the business to continually evolve and improve for the benefit of our clients.

Read more

Relationship managers

We are committed to engaging with the right people, in the right way, at the right time and we have embraced new and emerging technology to facilitate our dialogue with our current and prospective clients.

Read more

Investment team

The investment team that Neil has built at Woodford is a deliberately ‘broad church’ – a carefully selected mix of individuals with very different personal and professional backgrounds, specialism, skills, experience and expertise.

The investment team currently comprises five experienced analysts who provide comprehensive support for Neil. While Neil is responsible for the overarching long-term investment strategy and makes final investment decisions across all mandates, the skills and experience of each of the analysts are applied to provide him with valuable analysis on specific investment opportunities, with responsibilities including due diligence, company valuation modelling, performance monitoring and internal reporting.

Stephen Lamacraft and Alex Correia have a particular focus on the constituents of the FTSE 350 index and other mature international businesses. Lucinda Crabtree covers earlier-stage investment opportunities, with a particular focus on the health care industry, while Paul Lamacraft and Harry Raikes also cover earlier-stage investment opportunities, with a focus on the technology and industrial sectors.

Neil Woodford
Neil Woodford, Head of Investment

FTSE350 and mature international businesses

For the six years prior to joining Woodford Investment Management, Stephen Lamacraft was a UK fund manager at Invesco Perpetual. Responsible for £120m of assets, his strategy focused on fundamental analysis, an approach inspired by his mentor and colleague, Neil Woodford. Alex Correia joined the team in June 2017 from City Financial, where he worked for three years and was latterly responsible for North American research, with a focus on the consumer, technology and resource sectors.

Early-stage (healthcare)

Lucinda Crabtree joined the team in 2015 from Panmure Gordon. Her diverse career history includes analytical roles in large international banks focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, as well as significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry itself.

Early-stage (technology and industry)

Paul Lamacraft began his career at Ernst and Young and his most recent role, prior to joining Woodford, was as a fund manager in the UK equities team at Invesco Perpetual. Harry Raikes – who joined the Woodford team in 2015 – holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol and the Investment Management Certificate. While studying, he completed internships as an Analyst at Kite Lake Capital and Fidelity Biosciences Venture Capital and on graduating, he joined FCA-regulated corporate financial adviser Envestors as an Investment Analyst.

Management team

It’s the job of our management team to ensure we build a strong and successful business with a distinctive culture. These people are responsible for making the decisions as to how the business is run and maintain a shared and complete focus on client experience and outcomes.

Chief Executive Officer

Our Chief Executive Officer, Craig Newman, is responsible for leading the development and execution of the firm’s long-term strategy – and also ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions.

The editorial team

Woodford’s editorial team is responsible for all client communication – we aim to maintain a regular dialogue and deliver content that is of interest and value. Our objective is to ensure that clients get access to clear and relevant information about their investments and feel informed regarding our investment/fund-specific strategies, process and outlook. The team’s aim is to engage with the right people, in the right way, at the right time and we embrace new and emerging technology to facilitate the ongoing dialogue with current and prospective clients.

The team includes the following individuals:

  • Mitchell Fraser-Jones, Investment Communications
  • Paul Farrow, Head of Corporate Communications
  • Richard Ingham, Head of Brand
  • Jon Adair, Head of Digital & Technology
  • Simon Dale, Head of Retail Sales

Operations and technology

Our operations and technology teams (which include our investment operations and trading, finance, facilities management, human resources, security and technology functions) are responsible for the operation – and continual evolution – of our industry-leading infrastructure. Paul Green and Jon Adair lead the teams, respectively.

Paul, Jon and their teams are supported – and challenged – in achieving their objectives by the business change function, which is headed by Vimal Patel.

Risk and compliance

Our risk and compliance teams are at the heart of our business. Head of Risk, Henry Tabe, works closely with the management team to develop and embed a risk management culture within our organisation and to operate an effective risk management framework that provides support to all functions in recognising key business risks and mitigating them appropriately. Our Head of Compliance, Chris Martin is responsible for ensuring that the directors, Chief Executive Officer, management team and employees of Woodford act in compliance with the rules of regulatory agencies and with the requirements and expectations of our clients, that company policies and procedures are being followed and that behaviour in the firm meets the company’s code of conduct.

Woodford Investment Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 745433). Incorporated in England and Wales, company number 10118169. Registered address 9400 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2HN.

Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc is incorporated in England and Wales, company number 09405653. Registered as an investment company under section 833 of the Companies Act 2006. Registered address Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP.

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