Jonathan Mills, Founder & Portfolio Manager
Jonathan founded Metropolis Capital and has co-managed the Metropolis global equity strategy since its inception in 2008 and the MI Metropolis Valuefund since its launch in 2011.
Prior to this Jonathan worked for Bain & Company as a Strategy Consultant and then for Schroders in their M & A team before setting up Metropolis International, 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 1994-2011. 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 & Portfolio Manager
Simon founded Metropolis Capital and has co-managed the Metropolis global equity strategy since its inception in 2008 and the MI Metropolis Valuefund since its launch in 2011.
Prior to this, Simon was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co and Kalchas before helping Jonathan Mills to set up Metropolis International in 1994. 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 B.Sc. in Economics.
Benoit Broch, Analyst
Benoit joined Metropolis Capital in 2018. He started his career as a strategy consultant at the Strategy Group, PwC. He then spent over 10 years as a private equity investor at Livingbridge. Benoit graduated with a First Class degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
Conall Cassidy, Analyst
Conall joined Metropolis Capital in 2013 following 1.5 years running his own money and writing an investment blog. 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. Conall graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Physics.
Julian Fitzgibbon, Analyst
Julian joined Metropolis Capital in 2016 after graduating with 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. Julian graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Classics.
Estelle Wingham, Investment Data Analyst
Estelle joined Metropolis Capital in 2018. Estelle came to Metropolis with 22 years of experience in operations analysis and research, including roles with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, AON Warranty Group and GE Capital. Estelle graduated from Greenwich University with a B.Sc. in Management Sciences.
Richard Meyrick, Head of Client Service & Distribution
Richard joined Metropolis Capital in 2015. Richard came to Metropolis with 20 years of experience in fund distribution and client services. He has held senior roles at Stone Drum Partners LLP, Veritas Asset Management and J O Hambro Capital Management Limited. Richard has a B.Sc. in Psychology.
Mark Archer, Head of Global Institutional Business Development
Mark joined Metropolis Capital in 2019. Mark has over 30 years of experience in investment sales and marketing, client service and business development. He started his career as a UK Equity fund manager at Baring Asset Management (BAM) before becoming BAM’s Head of UK Business Development, Sales and Client Service. Thereafter Mark has held senior roles at RCM/Allianz Global Investors and Trilogy Global Advisors. He has a B.A. (Hons) in English and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
Rati Patel, Client Data Specialist
Rati joined Metropolis Capital in 2022 with 16 years of experience within the asset management industry having gained experience in operations, marketing and client relations. Rati has previously held roles at Oldfield Partners, Velanne Asset Management and Silchester International. Rati graduated from Brunel University with a B.Sc in Economics.
Jon Sharkey, Chief Operating Officer
Jon joined Metropolis Capital in 2017. Prior to joining Metropolis, Jon had over 26 years’ experience in asset management. He held the role of Chief Operating Officer/Head of Operations at KKR Credit Advisors, Avoca Capital and Lydian Asset Management. Jon graduated from Bristol University with a B.Sc. in Economics.
Penelope Haddon, Chief Marketing Officer & Board Director
Penelope joined Metropolis Capital in 2016. Prior to joining Penelope had 22 years of experience in financial services, having worked in both fund management and investment banking. Penelope held senior roles at Toscafund Asset Management LLP, HSBC Plc, Goldman Sachs International, BNP Paribas. Penelope graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in History.
Richard Hepworth, Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Compliance Officer
Richard joined Metropolis Capital in 2023. He has 25 years’ experience across operations and compliance on both the buy side and the sell side, having worked at asset managers, investments banks and brokers. His previous roles have included COO and CCO of Cohen & Company Asset Management, Head of Operations & Compliance Manager of Sonas Partners Agency Brokerage business and manager of the Prime Brokerage Loan Closing team at Deutsche Bank AG, London.
Austin Burda, Operations Manager
Austin joined Metropolis Capital in May 2022. Austin has over 20 years of experience in investment management operations. His responsibilities across a range of investment strategies included data analysis, system design and implementation of new business systems. Austin has previously held roles at CZ Capital, Onslow Capital Management and Stark Investments. Austin graduated from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School with a First Class Honours BSc in Banking and International Finance.
Amber Mahoney, Operations Analyst
Amber joined Metropolis Capital in November 2020. Amber has over 12 years of experience in data analysis, system design and implementation of new business systems. Amber has previously held roles at Argus Media, Adecco and Aviva. Amber graduated from Purdue University with a BSc in Mathematics Education.