Our people

Damian Cocking

Head of international
Damian Cocking
Head of international

Damian joined Rathbones as Head of International Business Development in September 2014 as part of the transaction involving the Jupiter Private Client and Charities team where he was Head of Private Clients & Charities Business Development. Previously he has held roles at Stenham Asset Management where he headed the Offshore business, Goldman Sachs as Head of Fiduciary Relationships and as a Senior Investment Consultant for a large private trust company. Damian also held a Sales and Marketing role at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers covering Europe and the Middle East.

Damian graduated from Greenwich University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and holds the Investment Management Certificate, Financial Planning Certificate and Series 7 qualifications.

Chris Wanless

Associate Director - International Business Development
Chris Wanless
Associate Director - International Business Development

Chris is Associate Director in the International Business Development team and has been working with Financial Intermediaries across the UK and Europe for over a decade. His career started at Jupiter Asset Management, where he worked with Financial intermediaries across London & South East and South West regions, before joining Rathbones in 2014, as part of the transaction involving the Jupiter Private Client and Charities team.

 

Robert Walker

Investment director
Robert Walker
Investment director

Robert joined Rathbones in 2014 as Investment Director. He started his investment career over 20 years ago at Coutts & Co as portfolio manager in their investment department after graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in Economics and Business Management in 1994.

After gaining his investment qualifications at Coutts he then moved to the private client division of Invesco Perpetual as Investment Director and was responsible for the integration of Perpetual’s private client division, focussing on the management of both UK and international private client portfolios. In 2004, Invesco Perpetual sold their private client division to Singer & Friedlander and, in 2008, Robert joined Jupiter Asset Management with the same team of individuals he has worked with since 1995.

Finally, Jupiter sold their private client division to Rathbones in 2014, where Robert retains his specialism of managing investment portfolios for high net worth individuals, trusts, charities and pension funds, both in the UK and for international “ex-pats” by working in partnership with specialist financial advisors in Europe. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute.

Robert Crawshaw

Investment manager
Robert Crawshaw
Investment manager

Robert is an investment manager at Rathbones having joined in 2013 and manages a range of private client portfolios, charities and self-invested pensions schemes. He was previously Associate Director at Brewin Dolphin where he spent seven years. He holds the Chartered Securities Institute Diploma and a degree in Economics from Exeter University. Robert is also a member of Rathbones’ Stock Selection Committee and the Collectives Committee. He is a regular contributor within the national press and has previously consulted with the financial services regulator and the government on industry related issues. Spear’s, the wealth management publication, named Robert in the top ten rising stars in investment management in 2013.

Tim Johnson

Investment director
Tim Johnson
Investment director

Tim Johnson is an investment director with 20 years experience of managing private client investment portfolios.  He joined Rathbones in August 2000 having previously worked at Kleinwort Benson Private Bank. 

He manages discretionary private client investment portfolios, together with a number of charities, city livery companies, personal pension schemes and bespoke unit trusts for large family groups, often within complex trust structures.  In addition, Tim is also a member of the Rathbones Collective Funds Investment Committee, which has responsibility for the research, selection and ongoing monitoring of “best-of-breed” funds for the group.  

During Tim’s five years with Kleinwort Benson, in addition to managing discretionary investment portfolios, he had responsibility for researching the telecoms and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Tim is a Chartered Fellow of  the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and has an honours degree in Economics.

Phil Bain

Deputy managing director, Rathbone Investment Management International
Phil Bain
Deputy managing director, Rathbone Investment Management International

Phil Bain is deputy managing director of Rathbone Investment Management International Ltd. He is deputy manager on the Rathbone Investment Management International Strategy Funds, manages a range of private client, trust and charity portfolios and sits on the Investment Committee. Phil is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IIMR).

Phil has worked in the finance industry for 28 years both in Jersey and the United Kingdom and joined from Close International Asset Management where he was the lead investment manager responsible for managing Close’s multi-award winning All Weather Fund. Phil has extensive private and investment banking experience having previously worked at SG Hambros and NatWest Bank.

Robert Szechenyi

Investment director
Robert Szechenyi
Investment director

Bob Szechenyi is an investment director with 14  years experience of managing private client investment portfolios.  He joined Rathbones in October 2000 having graduated from Newcastle University with an honours degree in Geography. He works in a team with fellow investment directors Richard Lanyon, Randolph Churchill and David Bassett and as a team they  manage circa £650mn of  client assets.

Bob is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and manages discretionary private client investment portfolios, together with a number of charities, personal pension schemes, off shore bonds and family trusts.  In addition, he is also a member of the Rathbones Collective Funds Investment Committee, and has responsibility for the research, selection and ongoing monitoring of  structured products for the group. 

David Coombs

Head of multi-asset investments
David Coombs
Head of multi-asset investments

David Coombs is head of multi-asset investments and joined Rathbones in 2007. He is a member of our Investment Executive Committee as well as the Strategic Asset Allocation Committee . David is responsible for developing our investment propositions for national financial advisory firms and networks. He is the lead manager for the Rathbones Multi-Asset Portfolio Funds and the offshore equivalents domiciled in Jersey. He is also co-manager for the Rathbones Strategic Bond Fund.

David previously worked at Barings for almost 20 years where he managed institutional and private clients via pooled vehicles and segregated accounts. He joined Barings in 1988 from Hambros, where he managed multi-manager portfolios for private clients. David is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Financial Services.

Will Mcintosh-Whyte

Assistant fund manager
Will Mcintosh-Whyte
Assistant fund manager

Will McIntosh-Whyte is an assistant fund manager. Will is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and is also a member of the Managed Funds and Fixed Income Committees. He graduated from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2006, and spent a brief period working at the shipping finance company Theisen Securities as a researcher.

Will joined Rathbones in April 2007, spending a year on the graduate trainee scheme before rejoining the charities team. Will passed the third level of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) examination in 2010.