In 2020 Parallel became part of the Pacific Asset Management (PAM) Group. PAM is a modern, institutional asset manager and manages in excess of £1.5bn of client assets.
Part of Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments Group, a private family office established in 1993, PAM combines the flexibility and focus of an investment boutique with the strength and resources of a blue-chip institution.
Independent, innovative and impartial, PAM takes a modern, unbiased approach to investing.
PAM’s highly experienced teams manage investments on behalf of institutions, wealth managers, family offices and financial advisors all around the world.
The team bring institutional grade experience from some of the top firms in the industry, with many team members having previously worked alongside each other.
The hard working, friendly and collaborative environment allows team members to focus on providing the best possible service for clients.
At Pacific Asset Management we take the responsibility of looking after client assets extremely seriously and recognise what a genuine privilege it is to have their trust in relation to this.
Our patient, long term approach to investing seeks optimal portfolio diversification by asset classes and investment styles, with risk management threaded throughout, with the aim of producing strong risk adjusted returns for clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Head of Diversifying Assets and Co-manager of Risk Premia
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Associate Investment Analyst
Head of UK Solutions
Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Prior to joining PAM, Matthew was Managing Director and Global Head of Liquid Alternative Investment Sales at Deutsche Asset Management. From 2003-2015, Matthew worked at GAM Investments where he was the UK and Middle East Head of Institutional and Funds distribution and Global Head of retail multi-asset sales.
Will is the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of PAM’s and Parallel’s range of multi-asset solutions. Prior to joining PAM in 2016, Will worked at HSBC Asset management for 17 years, most recently as Portfolio Manager of a $5bn range of multi-asset funds. He was also the Chairman of their Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for the tactical positioning of HSBC’s $30bn wealth business.
Louis is Head of Diversifying Assets at PAM. Prior to joining in 2016, Louis worked at Deutsche Bank for 10 years, most recently as the Managing Director and the Global Head of Multi- Asset Trading where he created, traded and managed over $5bn of risk premia strategies. In this role, Louis and his team developed and managed quantitative alternative investments.
Will Thompson is a Portfolio Manager with focus on PAM’s multi-asset SRI solutions. Prior to joining PAM in 2020, Will was a Senior Portfolio Manager in the UK Multi-Asset team within HSBC Global Asset Management in London. Will was responsible for running the World Selection, Global Strategy and Multi-Asset Sustainable fund ranges, as well as various Income strategies.
Amrusta is the Chief Compliance Officer for the PAM Group. Her responsibilities include the management of the firm’s regulatory framework and ensuring ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations. Prior to joining in 2015, she was Chief Compliance Officer at Halkin Asset Management Limited.
James was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2019. Prior to joining PAM, James was Head of Investment Operations at GAM Investments for over 20 years. He also held positions with Standard Bank of South Africa and Barclays at their offshore locations. James is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Laura is an Associate Investment Analyst and joined PAM in 2020 when Parallel became part of the PAM Group. Laura focuses on fund selection analysis, performance attribution, and asset allocation. Prior to joining Parallel in 2013 Laura worked as part of the client services administration team with investment trading platform provider, Novia Financial plc.
Henry is an Investment Administrator and joined PAM in 2020 when Parallel became part of the PAM Group. Henry focuses on monitoring and control of the Parallel portfolios on the various investment trading platforms employed, together with the generation of performance data for analysis. Henry joined Parallel in 2018 following his graduation from the University of Plymouth with an Honours degree in Mathematics.
Ben was appointed Head of UK Solutions to establish PAM’s DFM Solutions for Advisers in September 2017. Prior to this, Ben held senior positions at Puma (Shore) Capital, and UK FinTech firm, Seedrs. Previous to that he helped GAM Investments establish and build their £1bn risk-rated portfolio solutions business for Advisers.
Tarek is an Associate Director at PAM and joined in April 2017. Prior to this, he spent 2 years at Deutsche Asset Management where he worked as a Fund Sales Executive in charge of promoting active, passive and alternatives products in the UK wholesale market. Before this, Tarek filled several portfolio management positions at State Street and Swiss Life Asset Management.