Profile & history
Thornbridge was launched in March 2015 by Patrick Hall and James Bedford to provide investment and regulation services to small and medium sized businesses. We work in partnership with companies involved in managing, advising, arranging and introducing on investments and our people are both experienced and approachable.
Patrick has overall responsibility for the regulation and compliance of Thornbridge clients. During the past fourteen years Patrick has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of fund regulation specialising in fund structuring, Part IV FCA applications, Section 21 approvals and outsourcing FCA services to independent firms & individuals. Patrick obtained a BSc. from Bristol University in 1984. Prior to moving into fund management and compliance, Patrick worked in FX and capital markets, primarily with Citibank and Chemical bank. Patrick is a founding partner of Thornbridge.
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James is primarily responsible for the set up and monitoring of the day to day interaction that Thornbridge clients have with their customers. He is RDR qualified and offers advice on the customer journey, the company website, payment portals, social media and all other marketing materials. He has been working in finance since 1987 and has a strong understanding of both the wealth and fund management sectors. James was a partner in the equities team at Cazenove & Co for many years and then a managing director in the funds team at JP Morgan Asset Management. James is a founding partner of Thornbridge.
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Charlotte is responsible for the client on-boarding process, the preparation and submission of regulatory applications and the on-going compliance monitoring of clients. She has day to day contact with Thornbridge clients and is also involved with marketing, PR and social media. Charlotte obtained a Marketing and Management BA, 1st Class Honours from Newcastle University in 2015 and she is currently studying towards the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.
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Rosie is responsible for assisting with client regulation and operations. She focuses on the regulation and compliance side of the business assisting with the client on-boarding process, applications and monitoring. She is also involved in PR, Marketing and Social Media. Rosie graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 with a Second Class (Division 1) Honours in English Language BA and is working towards her CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.
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Anthony has been lead manager on the Thornbridge Global Opportunities Fund since 2005. As well as running the fund, Anthony continues to be a senior investment manager at JM Finn & Co. Anthony graduated from Bangor University with a BA in Economics and is a member of the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment). Prior to joining JM Finn in 2001, Anthony was with Greig Middleton which he joined in 1990.
Thornbridge recognises the responsibilities that come with significant share ownership. We treat votes, and the influence these give us on behalf of our clients, as valuable assets and act accordingly in exercising them. The size of our clients' shareholding and the materiality of any issue will determine the level of engagement we undertake.
The Walker Review created seven principles to be followed by professional organisations such as ourselves. The principles are highlighted below and we make every effort to abide by these. As a firm with a relatively small size of assets under management, we are inevitably unable to influence management of our investee companies in the same way that a much larger investor can do so, however we make every effort to participate and vote on issues which could materially affect the value of one of our investments, especially during corporate actions. We intend to provide more details in this document, but meanwhile further information about specific actions or policies is available on request.
- Principle 1: Institutional investors should publicly disclose their policy on how they will discharge their stewardship responsibilities disclosures
- Principle 2: Institutional investors should have a robust policy on managing conflicts of interest in relation to stewardship and this policy should be publicly disclosed
- Principle 3: Institutional investors should monitor their investee companies
- Principle 4: Institutional investors should establish clear guidelines on when and how they will escalate their activities as a method of protecting and enhancing shareholder value
- Principle 5: Institutional investors should be willing to act collectively with other investors where appropriate
- Principle 6: Institutional investors should have a clear policy on voting and disclosure of voting activity
- Principle 7: Institutional investors should report periodically on their stewardship and voting activities.