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Gresham House hires CTO

Gresham House, an asset manager focused on alternative investment strategies and illiquid asset classes, has appointed Andy Hampshire to the newly created role of chief technology officer.

Hampshire (pictured) will develop and drive the implementation of Gresham House’s technology strategy, including the creation of a distinctive co-investment platform. This platform will provide a high quality service for investors and facilitate co-investment opportunities for clients, which will materially enhance the group’s client service proposition.
 
He will also advise investee companies on the use of technology as a driver of shareholder value creation.
 
Hampshire has over 10 years of experience in private equity and finance, latterly as an operating partner (value enhancement group) at LDC where he helped portfolio companies grow and build value through technology. He also held various positions at Lloyds Banking Group, including wholesale banking head of data quality and programme manager within the turnaround division’s chief operating office. Throughout his career he has focused on driving shareholder value in investee companies through the use of technology, data analytics and large change programmes.
 
His role became effective in March 2017 and he reports directly into Tony Dalwood, chief executive officer.
 
“Andy has deep expertise in alternatives and the financial sector, coupled with a strong background in technology and I’m very pleased to welcome him to the team,” says Dalwood.
 
“As a group, we want to differentiate ourselves from our competitors by providing a leading digital experience for investors. We believe that by hiring Andy, we are well on the way to creating a sophisticated technology strategy that will underpin our offering to clients, act as a driver of shareholder value creation and support the portfolio companies within Gresham House, including those in the strategic public equity division. When taken together, we are establishing a business that suits our clients’ needs and is fit for the future of asset management.”
 
Hampshire says: “I am looking forward to working with the strong and growing team at Gresham House and with the range of portfolio companies. There has been a lack of technological innovation within our sector and I am excited about the opportunity develop a strategy that will create real shareholder value and enable us to get closer to our clients by allowing them to gain a greater insight into the group’s investment approach.”

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