Our people

Our people

MVAM is a boutique asset manager and, as such, we can implement decisions quickly.  The office is structured to ensure excellent team working and a crossover of roles and skills.  To ensure people remain with our organisation, we foster an environment in which talented individuals are encouraged to express themselves and their ideas.  

The MVAM team

Craig Harper

Managing Director

Dorking

Craig has over 20 years’ experience managing assets, portfolios and people, for prominent investment houses including Société Générale and Daiwa SB in London. Prior to that, he worked for Colonial First State Investment Managers in both London and Melbourne. Craig holds a BSc degree in Economic Geography and a Securities Industry Diploma.

E. craig@mvam.com

T. 01306 776980

Lisa Sampson

Compliance Manager

Dorking

Lisa is the Compliance Manager at Mole Valley Asset Management. She ensures that we comply with all current regulation, maintaining our relationship with the Financial Conduct Authority and would be the contact for any complaints that clients may have. She has previously worked at JP Morgan in the City of London for a number of years, before choosing to work more locally. Lisa lives in Dorking and enjoys the beautiful local countryside with her family and young Labrador.

E. lisa@mvam.com

T. 01306 776982

Duncan Sanford

Director and Portfolio Manager

York

Duncan Sanford has over 20 years’ experience in the international financial industry, successfully combining direct investment and managing active investment teams. He worked as CEO and CIO for Nestlé Capital Management Ltd. He joins MVAM from LGPS Central Limited, an aggregation of nine U.K. public pension funds, where he was responsible for building the internal investment team and selecting external investment opportunities.

E. duncan@mvam.com

T. 01904 929432

Rachel Rigby

Finance Director & Chief Operating Officer

York

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry working as an accountant for Citigroup Asset Management, ABN Amro and Aviva before moving into project management at Aviva. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Rachel lives in York and loves Pilates, so much so that she became a qualified Pilates teacher for both equipment and matwork.

E. rachel@mvam.com

T. 01904 929431

Vikki Thompson

Investment & Systems Administration Manager

Dorking

Vikki has worked in investment support roles since the turn of the millennium including stints at London based firms Julius Baer and Daiwa SB Investments. She joined MVAM when it opened in 2014 helping to set up the systems and welcome our new clients. She manages the investment administration department and keeps the systems rolling. The job title says it all!

E. vikki@mvam.com

T. 01306 776981

Alison Keating

Investment Administration

Dorking

Alison has over 11 years’ experience in the pensions industry having worked for Legal & General in their final salary department. She joined MVAM in February 2018 and works alongside Vikki in the investment administration team.

E. alison@mvam.com

T. 01306 776984

Aidan McCormack

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Dorking

Aidan joined MVAM in March 2021 and has experience in project management and private equity. He graduated in 2020 with a master’s degree from London Business School and holds a BEng in Civil Engineering. Aidan joined MVAM as an Assistant Portfolio Manager, responsible for providing support to the portfolio managers over a range of investment processes.

E. aidan@mvam.com

T. 01306 776980

Sherry Kahraman

Client Relationship Manager

Dorking

Sherry joined us in early September 2021. She brings with her a successful background in building and maintaining client relationships whilst dealing with the day to day nitty-gritty of administration and on-boarding. Sherry has a passion for numbers, so much so she became AAT qualified to Diploma level in her spare time. If she isn’t hard at work, Sherry enjoys going to the gym, checking out the next new movie in the cinema or dining out.

E. sherry@mvam.com

T. 01306 776986 

Sarah Pohlinger

Head of Advice

Hertford

Sarah has eight years experience as a financial adviser, specialising in pensions advice and savings and investments. Prior to starting and developing Leabourne Financial Advice, Sarah worked for 20 years as an investment manager working for a number of prominent investment houses including SG Asset Management and Barclays Global Investors. Sarah holds a Degree in Business, a Teaching Degree and a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

E. sarah@mvam.com

T. 01992 310292

William Tong

Financial Adviser & Business Development Manager

Dorking

William joined Mole Valley Asset Management in November 2021 to help look after our clients. He has worked alongside business owners and investors for over 15 years in roles with firms such as Towry Law, Waverton Investment Management and Brewin Dolphin. He holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and certificates in Discretionary Investment Management, Mortgage Advice and Equity Release. When not at work William is kept busy at home with his young family, countryside walks and occasionally a good book.

E. william@mvam.com

T. 01306 776983

Karin Fargerholm

Paraplanner

Dorking

Karin holds a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and a Master’s Degree in Design. Having worked as a manager for London-based design companies for over a decade she grew tired of the lengthy daily commute and switched to Finance, eventually gaining her Diploma in 2019. She has worked in various roles for pension companies and IFA businesses, gaining thorough knowledge of various aspects of financial planning, products and reporting. She enjoys research, planning and meeting new people. In her role at Mole Valley Asset Management she will be supporting the advice and reporting function of the company. Karin has lived in Dorking for some time and enjoys hiking in the surrounding areas, annual holidays in Cornwall and painting in her spare time.

E. karin@mvam.com

T. 01306 776985

Annemarie Otchere

Paraplanner

Hertford

Annemarie is our first recruit of 2022 and has joined the Hertford office to help look after our clients. She has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry as well as a stint in Real Estate. Annemarie will be supporting both new and existing advice clients as well as establishing our base in Hertford. Annemarie holds a Masters’ Degree and is currently studying for her Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. When not at work, Annemarie can be found at home with her family or on the tennis court. She likes to travel as and when she can get away with it…

E. annemarie@mvam.com

T. 01992 310292

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