Our team

Established in December 2010 and independently owned, the RM team are committed to core business values and developing long lasting client and investee company relationships.

 

Henry Chaplin
Chairman


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Henry Chaplin

Henry has 26 years of experience in corporate finance advisory, capital markets and fund administration.

Chairman of NCM Fund Services which he led as a buy-out from Noble Group in 2009. Under his stewardship, assets have grown to in excess of £2bn.

A Non-Executive Director of N + 1 Singer, a leading European investment bank, and Board Member of UKFTF a £200mn Private Equity Fund.

Henry was an officer in the Royal Green Jackets for 5 years and has also worked in management consultancy.

In the charitable sector, Henry is on the trustee board of Save the Rhino International, and has completed two Himalayan expeditions with Walking With The Wounded.

Asif Godall
Board Advisor


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Asif Godall

Asif has 18 years of experience in trading and risk management across credit and fixed income markets.

Asif is Head of Global Markets EMEA at Mizuho International. Formerly he was Co CIO at Cairn Capital and until late 2015, Asif was Global Head of Traded Credit at HSBC, where he was directly responsible for a $20bn diversified credit portfolio and over 100 traders. He sat on the Global Debt Underwriting Committee and the Global Markets Risk Committee.

He is the outgoing chairman of the ICMA (International Capital Markets Association) Trading Practices Committee.

James Robson
Chief Investment Officer


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James Robson

James has over 20 years of experience investing and trading bonds and loans. As CIO James is responsible for the firms investment and risk management across the portfolios sitting in the Risk and Investment committee. In addition, James has a particular focus on the firms private credit strategies and is lead portfolio manager on RM Secured Direct Lending.

 

Douglas Graham
Finance Director


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Douglas Graham

Douglas is a qualified chartered accountant who has 21 years of accounting and financial experience. He heads up the accounting, finance and reporting team at RM alongside being the finance director at NCM Fund Services.

Before joining RM in 2011, Douglas was working within the Group Strategy and Corporate Finance team at RBS and was involved in the acquisition of ABN Amro, the £8bn rights issue and the sale of a number of RBS’s asset after the 2008 banking crisis. Prior to RBS, Douglas was in audit with KPMG in Canada.

Adrian Smith
Compliance Officer


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Adrian Smith

Adrian is an experienced lawyer, having first qualified in 1997. He started his post-qualified career at Lawrence Graham in London, (now part of Wragges) doing corporate finance, but moved home to Scotland in 2000, joining Maclay, Murray & Spens (now part of Dentons). In 2003, having been on secondment to Scottish Widows Investment Partnership,  he moved in-house with First State Investments and, after a short spell at Edinburgh Partners, became Head of Legal there in 2007, overseeing global ex-Australia legal risk. He was also part of the executive committee and risk and compliance committee. In 2014 he joined Kames to head up the Regulatory function, overseeing and implementing regulatory change such as MiFID II and PRIIPs. For personal reasons, he left Kames in 2018 and set up a legal and compliance consultancy business, before joining RM in 2021 as Compliance Officer. Outside work, he enjoys being outside, sailing, golfing and hillwalking.

 

Pietro Nicholls
Portfolio Manager


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Pietro Nicholls

Pietro launched and is the lead Portfolio Manager for the UCITS daily dealing funds focused on alternatives run by RM Funds.

In addition he sits on the Investment Committee at RM Funds and is a Board member for Energie Fitness which is a portfolio holding for RM.

Pietro has 13 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets, project finance and corporate lending, including experience advising publicly listed, unlisted, government related entities on investment, financing, M&A and liability management solutions.

 

Thomas Le Grix de La Salle, CFA
Portfolio Manager


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Thomas Le Grix de La Salle, CFA

Thomas has 7 years of experience in capital markets, project finance, asset backed and corporate lending and is a Portfolio Manager focused on private credit at RM Funds. Thomas has been a key member of the investment team since the first private credit strategy launch in 2016, originating, structuring & monitoring a wide range of transactions across a diverse universe of sectors & products.

Thomas joined RM Funds in 2015 as part of the Capital Markets & Advisory team, involved in a range of infrastructure projects in the UK and Europe as arranger & adviser.

Iain Roberston
Investment Analyst


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Iain Roberston

Iain joined the RM team in 2019 after completing a Masters in Mathematical Finance. While at the firm he has co-developed an investment platform which handles functions from portfolio management to alternative data analysis. He has skills in modelling derivatives and is interested in structured products. He is a stage 1 CFA candidate.

 

Before starting his career in finance Iain had extensive experience in the education sector working as a mathematics teacher.

Miguel Molina
Investment Analyst


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Miguel Molina

Miguel joined the Investment team in London 2 years ago as an Analyst. His work has been focused on financial modelling & corporate credit as well as structuring and executing corporate debt transactions.

He holds a Master’s degree with 1st class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Phuong Anh (June) Tran
Investment analyst


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Phuong Anh (June) Tran

June has a PHD in Finance and her research interest involves the impact of responsible investment in asset pricing and stock and bond markets.

James Satterthwaite
Head of Distribution


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James Satterthwaite

James has been working at RM since 2010, and heads up the firms distribution function. Having significant experience in the fixed income and credit space, James is ideally suited to understand the needs of the income investor.

Previous to this James worked at Barclays Capital, serving institutional fixed income investors with access to primary and secondary market investment opportunities.

David Watts
Fund Distribution


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David Watts

David is responsible for introducing the RM Funds products to institutional investors with a focus on the IFA network. Previous to this, David has had extensive experience in working with the origination team to source high quality opportunities requiring debt funding so has a keen understanding of the debt investments within RM Secured. He has 4 years of Corporate Tax Experience with HMRC and 2 years of relationship management, currency and debt product experience with RM Capital. David holds a degree with honours in English Literature and Journalism.

Christopher Lowe
Fund Distribution


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Christopher Lowe

Chris is responsible for introducing the RM Funds products to institutional investors with a focus on the regional IFA network. Previous to this, Chris has had extensive experience in working regional IFA’s and brings a wealth of understanding of the advisory network as he seeks to support customers with meeting their objectives.

Chris Howard
Fund Distribution


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Chris Howard

Chris is responsible for introducing the RM Funds products to institutional investors with a focus on regional wealth managers, fund of fund of funds and family offices.

 

Prior to joining RM Funds Chris has worked for a number of boutiques as well as global asset managers and brings a wealth of understanding of the UK wholesale space.