The global equity strategy is co-managed by Jonathan Mills & Simon Denison-Smith who are supported by a team of dedicated analysts.
Jonathan Mills, Founder & Fund Manager
Jonathan founded Metropolis Capital and has co-managed the Metropolis global equity strategy since its inception in 2008 and the Metropolis Valuefund since its launch in 2011. Jonathan is also Chairman of Metropolis International which he founded with Simon Denison-Smith in 1994. Metropolis International is a media and software group which was built through over 30 acquisitions of private businesses, applying a value investing approach to each transaction. Returns to seed investors in Metropolis International were 30%+* per annum under Jonathan’s tenure as CEO from 1994 to 2011. Jonathan continues to act as Chairman of the group but has no additional executive responsibilities.
Prior to founding Metropolis International, Jonathan worked for Bain & Company as a Strategy Consultant and then for Schroders in their M & A team. He graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
*Based on valuations paid by the company to exiting shareholders.
Simon Denison-Smith, Founder & Fund Manager
Simon founded Metropolis Capital and has co-managed the Metropolis global equity strategy since its inception in 2008 and the Metropolis Valuefund since its launch in 2011. Simon is also a non-executive Director of Metropolis International, which he helped Jonathan Mills to set up in 1994. Metropolis International is a media and software group which was built through over 30 acquisitions of private businesses, applying a strict valuation discipline on each transaction. Simon continues to act as a non-executive Director of the group but has no additional executive responsibilities.
Prior to this, Simon was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co and Kalchas. He also founded Rave Technologies, a software business that services clients across a wide range of industries. Simon sold this business to Northgate IS PLC in 2006, delivering a 32% per annum return to Rave’s principal investor. Simon graduated from Bristol University with a 2:1 in Economics.
Conall Cassidy, Analyst
Conall graduated from Oxford with a BA in Physics. He has 3.5 years of equity investing experience including 1.5 years running his own money and writing an investment blog before joining Metropolis in 2013. Prior to this, he spent two years working with a French Strategy Consultant, where he undertook strategic due diligence for an equity investment fund and 4 years in Capital Markets.
Julian Fitzgibbon, Analyst
Julian graduated from Oxford with an MA in Classics and also holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He spent his mid-MBA summer as an investment analyst intern at Capital Group. Prior to completing his MBA, he worked for 4 years as a management consultant with PwC in London. He joined Metropolis in 2016.
Richard Meyrick, Head of Client Service & Distribution
Richard has over 18 years experience in fund distribution and client service, of which the last 13 years have been focused on helping establish boutique specialist investment groups.
Prior to joining Metropolis Capital, Richard held senior roles at the following firms; Stone Drum Partners LLP, Veritas Asset Management and J O Hambro Capital Management Limited. Richard holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. He joined Metropolis Capital in September 2015.
Jon Sharkey – Chief Operations Officer
Jon has over 26 years’ experience in asset management. For the last twenty years he has held the role of Chief/Head of Operations for various successful Fund Management businesses. Prior to joining Metropolis Capital, Jon was Head of Operations for KKR Credit Advisors and Chief Operations Office at Avoca Capital and Lydian Asset Management. Jon sits on the Board of Metropolis Capital as Chief Operations Officer.
Jon is responsible for all ongoing aspects of operational processes and infrastructure and for driving the development of our infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing institutional client base. He has expert knowledge of dealing with a diverse range of financial structures and regulatory regimes. He also has considerable experience of managing support to trading desks, service providers and back office. He joined Metropolis Capital in September 2017.
Penelope Haddon, Client Service & Distribution
Penelope has 22 years of experience in financial services, having worked in both fund management and investment banking.
Prior to joining Metropolis Capital Penelope held senior roles at the following firms: Toscafund Asset Management LLP, HSBC Plc, Goldman Sachs International, BNP Paribas. Penelope holds an MA in History from Cambridge University. She joined Metropolis Capital in October 2016.