The Nutmeg investment team


At Nutmeg, we don’t put our faith in individual stock pickers, sometimes known as “star managers”. Instead our experienced in-house investment team collaborate to build and manage portfolios that align with the core principles of our investment philosophy: global asset allocation, diversification, low costs, liquidity and transparency.

Our investment team is built around three core components that are each integral to our investment process: Investment strategy & Macroeconomic research; ETF selection & execution; and investment risk & quant research.



James McManus

James McManus
Chief investment officer

James joined Nutmeg in 2015 from Coutts & Co. As CIO, James is responsible for leading Nutmeg’s investment team, and for the investment management of portfolios. Over the course of his career, James has helped manage the wealth of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, sports and film stars, business executives and royal families. An exchange-traded funds expert, James is regularly quoted in the national and industry press on ETFs, investment funds and ESG investing, and has been voted one of Private Asset Manager’s Top 40 under 40 in each of the last three years. James holds a BSc in International Business from Nottingham Business School, the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate, and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.



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Brad Holland
Director of investment strategy

Brad joined Nutmeg in 2013 with extensive experience in macroeconomics and market strategy from roles at The Reserve Bank of Australia, JP Morgan & F&C Investment Management. Brad has a postgraduate degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Queensland, Australia.




Pacome Breton

Pacome Breton
Director of investment risk

A quantitative finance expert, Pacome joined Nutmeg in 2017 with previous experience in asset allocation and risk management for Société Générale, Pioneer Investments and a family office. Pacome holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Bocconi University in Milan. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.



Alex Longton

Alex Longton
Head of high-net-worth clients

Alex joined Nutmeg in 2013 from Coutts & Co, where he was a portfolio manager for high net worth investors. He holds a degree in Business and Management with French from the University of Exeter and is level 4 qualified with the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate.



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Zhenya Karamcheva
Investment and risk analyst

Zhenya joined Nutmeg in 2019. She has previous experience in risk management, personal finance and retirement research with the Pension Protection Fund and Fidelity Investments. Zhenya holds a master’s degree in Finance from MIT Sloan School of Management.



Rumi Mahmood

Rumi Mahmood
Investment analyst, funds

Rumi is responsible for ETF research, fund due diligence and selection. He joined in early 2017 from the Bank of New York Mellon, where he was an analyst in Global Securities Operations. Prior to that he worked in the energy sector at Royal Dutch Shell. Rumi holds a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Manchester.



Yang Yang

Yang Yang
Investment analyst, performance and risk

Yang joined Nutmeg in 2017. He is passionate about quantitative analysis and optimization. Yang holds a PhD degree in Power Systems Economics from Imperial College London. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and holds the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate.