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To find out more about Sarasin Asset Management and the services we offer, please contact us using the details below.


Key contacts
Not-for-profits or institutions John Handford
Head of Not-For-Profit Marketing
+44 (0) 20 7038 7268
Ruadhri Duncan
Investment Director
+44 (0) 20 7038 7291
Private clients Sophie Spencer
Business Development - Private Clients

+44 (0) 20 7038 7289

Meet the team

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    Jamie Black

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jamie is the head of the Sarasin & Partners Private Client team with responsibility for client relationship management, new business development and products. Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners, Jamie was at NCL Investments Ltd having joined the City days before the 1987 stock market crash.

    Jamie has a MA Hons in Modern Languages from Cambridge University and holds the Private Client Investment Advice and Management Certificate (PCIAM), the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), and is a Stock Exchange Registered Representative.

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    Sean McCaffrey

    Senior Vice President

    Sean has been appointed senior vice president, US distribution and consultant relations, to spearhead the growth of Sarasin’s charities and institutional business in the US.

    Sean joined Sarasin & Partners in September 2019, from CBIS, a New York-based socially responsible investment management firm, where he marketed the firm’s strategies to institutional prospects and consultants.

    He has more than three decades of experience working in investment sales and client relations for companies such as APS Asset Management, Endowment Capital Group and LSV Asset Management.

    Sean attended the State University of New York at Oswego and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

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    Ruadhri Duncan

    Investment Director, Not-For-Profits

    Ruadhri has over 15 years of investment experience in the fund management industry, where he has operated as both a fund manager and a not-for-profit trustee. After leaving the Army he started work with Leopold Joseph and Sons where he completed his fund management exams. In 1999 he moved to Newton Investment Management, where he worked within the not-for-profit department for over 12 years, joining Sarasin & Partners in 2011.

    Ruadhri is a Governor of Maidwell Hall School and a trustee of the Army Cadet Force Association.

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    John Handford

    Head of Not-For-Profit Marketing

    John has over 5 years of investment experience and joined Sarasin & Partners as Head of Not-For-Profit Marketing after a career in the Army, where he saw varied operational service. Much of his experience has been multinational, in the climate of military, civilian and interagency cooperation.

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    Nick Wood

    Investment Director, Private Clients

    Nick joined Sarasin & Partners in 1998. He is responsible for the management of UK and international private client portfolios, on behalf of both Sarasin & Partners, as well as Sarasin Asset Management, a subsidiary of Sarasin & Partners, which solely manages portfolios for US investors.

    Nick has a BA Hons degree in Languages for Business (German) from Oxford Brookes University. He holds the SI Securities and Derivatives Certificates and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI).

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    John Soler

    Investment Director, Private Clients

    John is primarily responsible for the management of international (including US) and UK private client portfolios.

    Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners in 2013, John spent 15 years at Merrill Lynch (formerly Mercury Asset Management) managing global investment portfolios for UK and international non-profits, private clients and pensions. He was leader of Merrill's international discretionary management team, head of US client portfolios, lead manager for Merrill's Global Funds Advisor programme for over ten years, and a voting member of the asset allocation and stock selection committees.

    John graduated from Tulane University's A.B. School of Business in the US, with Honours in Finance and Economics.

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    Sophie Spencer (née Jewson)

    Business Development, Private Clients

    Sophie’s primary responsibility is to manage and develop relationships with potential clients, as well as a range of intermediaries who represent HNW and UHNW individuals with a requirement for discretionary investment management services. Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners in January 2012, Sophie spent four years with a corporate finance boutique in Mayfair.

    Sophie holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Private Client Investment Advice and Management certificate (PCIAM).

  • Abi High
    Abi High

    Investment Manager, Private Clients

    Abi joined Sarasin & Partners in 2016 and supports the team in managing UK and international portfolios, including US client portfolios.

    Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners Abi worked with Equity Gap, an angel investment syndicate, supporting early stage companies to secure investment finance from individuals and the Scottish Government. Additionally she had work experience with both Aberdeen Asset Management and Goldman Sachs prior to graduating. 

    Abi graduated with an MA Hons degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams, having recently passed level 2. She also holds the Private Client Investment Advice and Management (PCIAM) certificate.