About Vermeer

About Vermeer Investment Management

Vermeer was founded in 2014 and launched the Vermeer Global UCITS ICAV on 5th December 2016. In April 2019 a team of wealth managers joined Vermeer and a new business was started under the Vermeer LLP name. Vermeer Investment Management Limited thus hold regulatory approvals for both the institutional investment management business and the wealth management business. These two businesses operate independently of one another.

Vermeer will concentrate solely on fund management and will outsource most administrative functions. In addition it is Vermeer’s strong belief that there is a significant quantity of high quality research provided by our industry that we can access rather than hire in-house analysts.

Vermeer also intends to invest in young talented people to work alongside more experienced colleagues and ultimately be the driving force that sustains the company for many years into the future.

James Rowsell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

James qualified as a Barrister and joined Smith Keen Cutler in 1982 as an engineering analyst before moving to Quilter Goodison as a pan-European Technology Analyst. In 1988 he joined James Capel in specialist sales for technology and capital goods companies, and in 1995 became Head of UK and European Sales for James Capel. In 1998 James moved to Salomon Smith Barney as Global Head of Sales for European Cash Equity Products.

In November 2003 he established Man Securities, which was a research-based, conflicts-free European institutional agency cash equities business. Man Securities was absorbed into MF Global prior to MF Global’s listing on the NYSE. James was appointed CEO for MF Global Europe in 2009, a position he held until the end of 2010.

James became CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald in November 2011, playing a key role in the turnaround of the business following the financial crisis. He was responsible for equities, equity derivatives, fixed income, corporate finance and both equity and fixed income trading. The acquisition of Seymour Pierce was pivotal to this transformation.

In 2016 James co-founded Vermeer Investment Management Limited, where he has taken on the role of CEO.

Tim Gregory

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Tim Gregory began his career in investment in 1985 with A J Bekhor. He launched his career in fund management with Credit Suisse in 1988 before moving to Prolific Asset Management in 1994 as a senior UK income and small companies fund manager.

In 1997 Tim joined Gartmore Investment Management as Head of UK Retail Equities, where he remained until 2001 when he emigrated to Australia and was a founder of Psigma Investment Management (London). Tim worked at Psigma Investment Management as Chief Investment Officer and subsequently Head of Global Equities until December 2014. He returned to live in England in February 2014 as Head of UK and Global Equities at Psigma and remains a consultant to Psigma on global equities.

In 2016 he co-founded Vermeer Investment Management Limited, where he has taken on the role of CIO.

Charlie Fricker

Fund Manager

Charlie is a fund manager and has worked on the Vermeer Global Fund since launch. Charlie read Economics at Exeter University and joined Psigma on an internship in 2014 where he worked closely with Tim Gregory as part of the Investment Team. Charlie joined Vermeer in 2016 and has been an integral part of the Vermeer team helping with all aspects of fund management and marketing.