Davina has over 25 years’ experience in the investment management industry, with over 20 years as a fund manager, primarily managing European equities, both for retail and institutional investors, and specialising in the former. She has worked at some of the biggest names in the industry, including Nikko Asset Management, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust and Royal & Sun Alliance. In 2007 she joined Russell Investments as the Managing Director responsible for around $20 billion of pan-European assets in the multi-manager arena. In 2011 she was appointed to the board of the Invesco Income Growth Trust as a Non-Executive Director and to the board of the BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust.
Along with Steven Daniels, Davina was appointed to the St. James’s Place Investment Committee in July 2014. Her experience of multi-manager funds and the fund manager selection and analysis process is a great benefit to the ongoing work of the Committee.
Steven is the Chief Investment Officer of the Tesco UK staff pension scheme, where he is responsible for direct management of asset allocation, equities, bonds and property as well as selecting external fund managers across those asset classes and alternatives. Steven is also an independent member of the Investment Committee of the Alzheimer’s Society and has been a board member of various investment trusts.
Steven is an actuary and also a fund manager and Chief Investment Officer. He began his career with Pearl Assurance before 22 years with Liverpool Victoria from 1988. At Liverpool Victoria, Steven was appointed as the Group Director of Investment in 1996. He served as an Executive Director of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society from 1996 until 2009 where he was Group Director of Asset Management and Acquisitions. He was Managing Director of Liverpool Victoria Asset Management from 1997 to 2008 and then served as its Executive Chairman.
Chief Global Strategist
Chris Ralph joined St. James's Place in November 2009 and has worked in financial markets for more than 35 years. He is responsible for the oversight of the company's investment management approach as a member of our Investment Committee and other governance groups. Chris is also a director of the Witan Pacific Investment Trust and a member of the Investment Committee for the Rank Foundation and the Big Exchange.