About the Managers

About Sarasin

Sarasin are a specialist asset manager, trusted to invest £13.3 billion* on behalf of charities, private clients, institutions and intermediaries around the world.

As long-standing providers of multi-asset investment solutions, their diverse, experienced team stretches from global analysts and economists to risk experts, all sharing knowledge and ideas on a daily basis. Sarasin are passionate about what they do, and focus exclusively on delivering strong, long-term investment performance and exceptional client service. Using their history of investment expertise and innovation, they seek the most suitable businesses for long-term investment, taking seriously their role as stewards of their clients’ assets.

Sarasin operate as a partnership, with local management owning 45% of the economic interest. The remainder is owned by Bank J Safra Sarasin. The Group in total has assets under management in excess of £132 billion.**

* Source: Sarasin & Partners LLP as at 31 March 2019 (updated quarterly)

** Source: Bank J Safra Sarasin as at 31 December 2018 (updated annually); exchange rate used GBP:CHF = 1.2486 

David Palmer

David Palmer

Fund Manager

David has 35 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).