People at Charteris

Charteris is led by a team of investment professionals whose combined experience in finance and wealth management stretches over 300 years. Their expertise and dedication have contributed to consistent success when managing our private clients’ wealth and the outstanding performance of our funds.

 For private client administration queries, please email our Administration Manager, Alexandra Cleur

Ian Williams

Chief Executive

Chartered FCSI, Chartered Wealth Manager Chairman,
Trustnet Alpha Manager 2011.

A former member of the London Stock Exchange, Ian has spent the past 40 years as a specialist in equity and fixed income markets, covering research, market making, proprietary and option trading. He became Chairman & CEO of Charteris Treasury Portfolio Managers Ltd in 2002 having formerly held senior positions Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan) and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson & Guiness Mahon (now Investec).

Ian Williams is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, a Chartered Wealth Manager, he was awarded with the accolade of becoming a Trustnet Alpha Manager in 2011, and accomplished a CityWire A Rating in calendar years 2009, 2010 & 2011. He has  been a regular contributor to the national written press as well as various broadcast networks including RT, Bloomberg, CNBC & BBC Radio 4.

Jonathan Morgan

Investment Manager

Chartered FCSI, Chartered Wealth Manager

Jonathan is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute. He has worked in the Investment management industry for over 20 years.

He has previously worked at, and held important positions at large Institutional firms such as Rensburg Sheppards (now Investec), where he held the role of Divisional Director, specialising in the management of both discretionary and advisory private client portfolios, Julius Baer, where he worked in private client relationship management and business development and Hottinger, the Swiss Private Bank.

Prior to commencing his career in the city with Killick & Co stockbrokers in 1995, Jonathan served as an infantry officer in the British Army.

Colin Robertson

Colin Robertson

Investment Manager

MA, Chartered FCSI – Investment Manager

Colin Robertson has circa 40 years investment management & financial experience. He has held important and influential positions at some of the largest names in the financial sector including Aberdeen Asset Management, Cornelian, Gillespie MacAndrew LLP and Brown Shipley.

He has managed clients both on a discretionary and advisory basis in that time, across global markets and all sectors. He has demonstrated robust risk management skills and is extremely client focused.

Colin graduated from Aberdeen University with a MA in Accountancy and went on to acquire further qualifications including the London Stock Exchange exams as well as the LSE Private Client Futures and Options exams. Colin is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Mark Williams


Mark graduated from Surrey University with a BA in 2005 and began his career in Investment Management with Forsyth Partners as well as doing work experience with brokerage houses RP Martin and WH Ireland. He joined Charteris in November 2008 assisting with the management of both individual private client portfolios as well as the management of all the in-house Charteris funds.

Mark was chosen to feature on the front cover of Citywire WM manager (issue 386) to give in depth feature on how the outstanding 2016 performance of the DMS Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Fund was achieved.  He has also been interviewed many times in the industry press as well as being asked to be a panel speaker at events such as 121, Mines and Money and the African Mining Summit.

Mark was also an active cast member in Robin Hardy’s 2012 movie “The Wicker Tree” (which is listed on IMDB) which was released in the USA on 27th January 2012.

Richard Fremantle

Richard Fremantle

Investment Manager


Richard graduated in business studies and has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 40 years.

Richard worked initially in the Treasury Department of Lloyds Bank, then in advising directors and senior executives of the corporate clients at Noble Lowndes (a leading firm of employee benefit consultants and actuaries); subsequently he was appointed a senior manager in the personal tax department of Deloitte & Touche, and then manager of the South East region of the financial services division of merchant bank, Guinness Mahon (latterly Abbey National Benefit Consultants) before co-founding his own practice, The Regent Organisation Ltd.

Richard has found that a large number of his clients are past the “accumulation” stage in their financial lifetime and now need to manage the funds that they have saved more effectively. Charteris provides greater resources and a more cost-effective method of assisting these clients. Richard is a member of the Personal Finance Society.

Moritz Langlotz

Moritz Langlotz

Non Exec Director


Starting his career in financial services under the mentorship of Ian Williams and Terry Farrow, Moritz began managing the (now closed) HC Charteris Property fund in June 2014. Having overseen top quartile performance in both 2015 and 2017 in its sector, Moritz was promoted to lead manager of the fund.

Moritz holds the Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) awarded by the CISI and graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in 2007. He has worked for numerous charities including Oxfam, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and Fara.

Cecilia mclaughlin

Chartered MCSI


Cecilia McLaughlin commenced her financial career in 1995 working for various global financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Alliance Investment Bank amongst others.
Cecilia has extensive expertise in equities and a broad range of other asset classes, as well as extensive multi-asset dealing and execution in her previous roles. She joined us with her broad expertise in multi-asset flow and is part of the investment team.

She manages international high net worth clients and is also involved in business development, client relationship management and investment management.

Derek Gawne

Investment Manager

Chartered FCSI

Derek is an accomplished professional investment manager qualified to Level 6 with 30+ years’ experience and it is a privilege to offer personalised bespoke investment services to clients across the north west of the UK.

It is Derek’s passionate view that our role is to help clients create personalised investment strategies that meet their individual objectives and requirements with particular emphasis on their specific views on risk and return.

Derek also believes it is of paramount importance to help ensure the very best of outcomes for clients – retail, professional or institutional and that only by working together with clients, will the required trust be engendered for successful relationships to flourish over the long term

Lizz Ewart

Client Development

Lizz is a strategic management leader with over 30 years’ experience in the Financial services industry, specialising in investment management and the private equity market. Her career is founded on a consultative approach, established corporate principles and a deep understanding of industry regulation and its associated challenges and opportunities. Widely recognised for possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Lizz has successfully developed trusted client relationships ensuring consistent delivery of any set targets. Lizz is performance led and goal driven displaying tenacity and professionalism in everything she undertakes

Neil Thapar

Neil Thapar

Head of PR

Neil Thapar is the public relations adviser to Charteris with 30 years’ combined experience as a London-based financial journalist and media relations consultant.

He analysed and commented on a wide range of companies and market trends while working as a reporter and City editor for several leading news organisations including Bloomberg, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, Sharecast and The Sunday Telegraph.

He was part of the launch team of The Independent newspaper and wrote the Mail’s influential Midas column for five years. After two decades in newsrooms, Neil founded a financial PR consultancy to provide board-level advice on investor communications and media relations.

Marion Williams

Marion Williams

Compliance Director


Marion’s career has encompassed experience in the engineering sector, event organisation, finance, sales/marketing and many years in the unit-linked Life & Pensions industry with Vanbrugh Life, part of the Prudential Assurance Company.

Charlotte Jarman


Charlotte joined the London based team at Charteris in 2013 and has worked consistently across our administration and operations departments at Charteris. 

Team member

Alexandra Cleur

Administration Manager


Alexandra has worked in asset management for more than 15 years. She holds SII Certificates in Investments (Securities) and in Investment Administration.

Alexandra also holds the UKSIP Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

She is based in our Exeter office.

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Head of Research

Chartered FCSI

Nick is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Nick Taylor has 40 years of international investment management experience, gained at Morgan Grenfell, Samuel Montagu, Head of Institutional Investment management INVESCO MIM and was Managing Director at Cigna International Investment Advisors and at Matheson Investment Management.

An award-winning manager, Nick has run portfolios for a broad range of investors, including institutional pension funds, private clients and investment trusts.

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