Last updated: 05:18 / Thursday, 16 June 2022
From Redwheel

Coupland Cardiff Asset Management announces succession plan with James Tollemache joining as CEO

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  • This follows over 15 years at Redwheel, formerly RWC Partners, and a total of 18 years in the asset management  industry
  • Will be joining on 1 August 2022 as CEO, pending FCA approval

Coupland Cardiff Asset Management LLP (Coupland Cardiff) has announced that James Tollemache will be joining on 1 August 2022 as CEO, pending FCA approval. This follows over 15 years at Redwheel, formerly RWC Partners, and a total of 18 years in the asset management industry. 

Established in 2005 by Richard Cardiff and Angus Coupland, Coupland Cardiff is a specialist asset manager with assets of USD 2.75bn. The firm manages capacity constrained equity strategies across Asia, India and Japan on behalf of professional investors including banks, wealth managers,  institutions and sovereign wealth funds. 

Tollemache joined Redwheel when it was a small organization, from JPMorgan Asset Management. He held a number of senior roles at the firm and played an integral role in building the business in the UK and Europe before becoming Head of Sales in 2013, subsequently sitting on the Management  Committee.

Latterly he worked to grow the US business, most recently as Head of US Wholesale and  Latin America as well as Middle East and Africa.  

James Tollemache commented: “I am hugely grateful for the experience Redwheel has given me  over the years and proud of what we have achieved. I have no doubt that its success will continue. To have worked with such a talented group of people, many of whom are friends, has been a privilege.  

“The opportunity we have at Coupland Cardiff is an exciting one as we look to continue to grow the business, building on its 17 years of expertise across Asian markets and a solid track record. Once FCA  approval has been completed I look forward to getting on with the work at hand. As an independent  asset management business concentrating in areas rich in alpha with a structure that promotes long  term success, autonomy and alignment, there are some real opportunities in the market today,” he added.  

To ensure a smooth handover, founder and current CEO, Richard Cardiff will remain CEO until such time as FCA approval is obtained and will continue to work closely with James thereafter. 

Richard Cardiff commented: “The partners and I are very pleased we have James joining us.  Structured and thoughtful succession planning is key to the successful future of any company. To find  someone like James, with his experience of working with investment teams and clients across several  channels and jurisdictions provides everyone associated with CCAM, staff and investors alike, a  tremendous opportunity.” 

 

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