Ashburton Investments appoints a new board member in Jersey

We are delighted to confirm that Dr James Cooke has been appointed to the Board of Ashburton (Jersey) Limited, as Director of Investments for Ashburton Investments (International).

This latest appointment follows James’ recent promotion to Head of Global Equities.

James joined Ashburton Investments (International) in 2019 as Head of Equity Research, and he has been responsible for managing Ashburton Investments’ equity strategies, including Ashburton Investments’ flagship international fund and portfolio, Global Leaders Equity, where he and his team have delivered strong performance. 

Corne Burger, Director and Head of International, at Ashburton Investments, commented: “I’m happy to confirm this latest appointment to the Board of Ashburton (Jersey) Limited which reaffirms our commitment to growing our investment business in the Channel Islands”. 

James Cooke added: “I’m looking forward to having an influential role in growing Ashburton Investments’ business and in shaping and executing the strategy in the Channel Islands and further afield”.

About James Cooke

Dr James Cooke has over 15 years’ experience in investment management. James is a CFA charterholder and holds a BEng(Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, both an MSc and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University College London. 

James joined Ashburton Investments from Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) where he was an Investment Consultant responsible for advising high net worth clients, trusts and charities on investment strategy, strategic asset allocation and discretionary fund manager selection. Previously he was based in Edinburgh, as an Investment Manager with SVM Asset Management where he spent seven years working on their World Equity strategy and providing ideas for other funds. During his time at SVM, the firm was consistently ranked within the top 10 UK based fund manager groups by FundCalibre. Prior to this he was a full member of the investment committee at Edinburgh Partners, recently acquired by Franklin Templeton, then managing over $10bn of global equity investments. He maintains a keen interest in Corporate Governance having previously advised firms on these matters with Towers Perrin, now Willis Towers Watson, before joining the investment industry.

About Ashburton Investments

Ashburton Investments is an investment manager built on nearly 40 years’ of heritage, offering multi-asset and specialist equity products to global investors. Ashburton Investments is part of the FirstRand Group, benefitting from the vast expertise and resources of one of South Africa’s largest financial services institutions. Globally, Ashburton Investments has offices in the United Kingdom, Jersey and South Africa.