Our philosophy

Smartim‘s philosophy is rooted in the fundamental belief that risk and returns are always related. Strategies are constructed with the understanding that:

  • Diversification will deliver smoother and less volatile returns.
  • Risk tolerance should always be the starting point when constructing a strategy.
  • Active management and tactical asset allocation allow the team to identify and add considerable value in addition to controlling risk over shorter time horizons.

Our investment managers

Ari Towli
Investment Manager

Ari Towli has over 24 years’ experience in the area of multi-asset, multi-manager investing. He has worked at Singer & Friedlander, Quilter & Co., Rothschilds, Gartmore and more recently North Investment Partners Ltd. where he was responsible for fund selection and the management of North’s multi-asset portfolios and funds. Ari also has extensive experience in the product design in “long only” and absolute return multi-asset vehicles. In addition, Ari has developed the risk tools that were critical to the construction and development of the Smartim Risk-Graded Portfolios range. Additionally, Ari is jointly responsible for the Smartfund 80% Protected range of funds on the Morgan Stanley Fundlogic platform. Ari is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and has passed CFA Level 1.

Nick Stanhope
Investment Manager

Nick Stanhope has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry and specialises in the area of multi asset, multi manager investing. Nick is jointly responsible for a range of volatility risk-rated portfolios invested in active, index and factor-based funds. Additionally, he is responsible for the Smartfund 80% Protected range of funds on the Morgan Stanley Fundlogic platform. Previously to Smart Investment Management, Nick spent over six years at North Investment Partners as a senior fund manager responsible for fund selection and the management of North’s multi-asset funds and their range of risk-graded portfolios. Nick has also worked for Santander, Chiswell Associates and Cazenove within investment and advisory roles. He holds the IIMR Investment Management Certificate and the CII Financial Planning Certificate.

Raymond Sham
Senior Fund Analyst

Raymond obtained his BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Nottingham before joining Smartim in 2015. Raymond assists the investment management team with fund research and provides support for the team’s quantitative analysis and client reporting. Raymond has completed the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is studying towards the CFA Program, having passed Level II of the CFA exam.

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