Stenham Appoints MD

Stenham Asset Management has appointed Damian Brannan to the position of managing director. Brannan has over 22 years’ investment experience and will be a member of Stenham’s investment advisory committee. His new role of managing director will allow Kevin Arenson, chief investment officer, to focus exclusively on investment management and risk control.


Stenham Asset Management, the multi-award winning asset management firm, has today announced that it has hired Mr Damian Brannan to the position of Managing Director.

Damian Brannan has over 22 years’ investment experience and will be a member of Stenham’s Investment Advisory Committee. His new role of Managing Director will allow Kevin Arenson, Chief Investment Officer, to focus exclusively on investment management and risk control.

Damian was most recently Head of Hedge Fund Advisory, UK and Asia, at Union Bancaire Privee (UBP), a position he held since 2009. He has extensive investment and managerial experience in the asset management industry, across a broad spectrum of roles, including head of research and portfolio manager positions. In his role as Managing Director, he will work closely with Kevin Arenson and Dominique Montier, Senior Executive, with the aim of delivering strong, consistently positive investment returns and a high quality client service experience to Stenham’s clients.

Sean Melnick, Chairman of Stenham Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Damian to the Stenham team. Damian brings with him a wealth of investment and managerial experience that we envisage him utilising to develop and grow our asset management business. He has been charged with broadening out Stenham’s asset management offering as well as suitably augmenting its business development capabilities. We are delighted to have Damian on board, spearheading our initiatives in this regard.”

Kevin Arenson, Chief Investment Officer said: “With the appointment of Damian, I will be able to concentrate exclusively on my role as Chief Investment Officer. I look forward to working with him in his capacity as Managing Director of our business and to the experience that he will bring to our Investment Advisory Committee.”

Damian Brannan commented: “I am delighted to be joining Stenham. Stenham has an outstanding 25 year track record of achieving strong absolute returns but more importantly achieving these returns with a focus on managing and mitigating risks, both investment and operational. I am looking forward to taking on the role of Managing Director which will allow Kevin to focus exclusively on managing the portfolios. Together with Kevin and Dominique, we are confident we can continue to evolve and grow the Stenham business in the best interests of all our clients.”


For further information, please contact:
Sudha Bharadia, Head of Marketing and Communications, Stenham Advisors Plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7079 6711

Stenham Asset Management has been active in fund management for over 25 years focusing exclusively on delivering absolute returns, and has built a multiple award-winning track record. It provides market-leading solutions for pension funds, charities, asset managers and family offices, including both discretionary portfolios and funds of hedge funds. Its clients are located mainly in the UK and Channel Islands, Europe, Southern Africa, Latin America and Japan. Total assets as at May 2013 are US$ 2.0 billion.

Damian Brannan
22 years investment experience

Damian is Managing Director of Stenham Asset Management and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Stenham, he was Head of Hedge Fund Advisory, UK and Asia, at Union Bancaire Privee (UBP), where he led a team of investment professionals in London and co-managed a team in Geneva, with responsibility for UK and Asia clients and prospects. His role incorporated responsibility for asset allocation, portfolio construction and manager selection for clients’ hedge fund portfolios, overseeing client assets of US$ 2bn+. Previously he has held positions at Caledon Partners, Baltic Asset Management, National Australia Group (UK), and Arthur Andersen. Damian obtained his B. Acc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CA).

The contents of this release have been prepared for information purposes only and should not be construed as an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity with any of the Stenham Group of companies.