About the Managers

About Sarasin

Sarasin & Partners LLP is a London-based asset management group that manages £14.2bn (at 30 June 2017) on behalf of charities, institutions, intermediaries, pension funds and private clients, from the UK and around the world. Sarasin & Partners is known both as a market leader in thematic investment and for long-term income and dividend management across multi-asset and equity mandates. Consistent with a longer-term approach is a commitment to 'stewardship' principles, embedding environmental, social and governance considerations into the investment process.

David Palmer

David Palmer

Fund Manager

David has 25 years of investment experience, and joined Sarasin & Partners in November 2000. He is the Investment Manager for the Sarasin IE GlobalSar Income and Dynamic Funds, and a number of portfolios for private clients. Prior to joining the firm, much of his career was spent with the Royal Bank of Canada where he started as a credit analyst before becoming a director of its investment bank subsidiary, which included working in Japan. He also worked with the Birmingham based stockbrokers Albert E Sharp.

David holds a Securities Institute Diploma, and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

John Godley

John Godley

Fund Manager

John Godley is a Partner of Sarasin & Partners LLP and is manager of Sarasin’s income funds and the fixed-interest asset class within the flagship GlobalSar and absolute return balanced funds.

John started his career in fixed income in 1986 and joined Sarasin in June 2002.

He was previously a portfolio manager and credit analyst for GE Insurance Holdings, a part of GE Capital.  During the 1990s he worked for Guardian Royal Exchange, where he became Head of Global Fixed Income with responsibility for portfolios totaling £5bn.

John is a SFA Securities Representative (now FCA Approved Person).

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