Investment team

Our investment team of research analysts and portfolio managers work together across regions and sectors, helping to ensure that our investment process is highly flexible.

Global research

In-house research analysts are at the core of our investment process. Our research platform has fundamental, security-specific research at its core. It provides a range of other inputs (including, where appropriate and as applicable, ESG-focused, thematic, geopolitical, investigative and private-market research), and is augmented by a quantitative toolset, leading, we believe, to better decision-making by our portfolio managers.

Portfolio managers

Our portfolio managers have a wide range of backgrounds and experience. They provide a powerful combination of perspectives in seeking to harness the recommendations of our research analysts effectively in portfolios.

Boards

Newton has two operating legal entity boards, Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM) and Newton Investment Management North America LLC (NIMNA).

Our boards are typically responsible for the legal entity’s strategy, long-term objectives and financial performance and ensuring the maintenance of a sound system of internal controls and risk management.

The boards are supported by the Newton Executive Management Committee (NEMC). The purpose of NEMC is to ensure the effective operational and strategic management of Newton.

Newton Investment Management Limited Board

Susan Noble
Independent non-executive director (Chair)

Susan Noble

Having graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in History, Susan joined Chemical Bank as a European equity analyst and in 1986 joined Robert Fleming Asset Management as a European equities portfolio manager. In 1997 she joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management and held the roles of Head of European Equities and Head of Global Equities, and was appointed Managing Director in 1999. Between 2005 and 2007 she was a founder partner of The Pension Corporation and was a member of its Investment Strategy Committee.

Susan was previously a non-executive director of Alliance Trust plc and Chairman of their subsidiary ATI. She is currently chair of AVI Global Trust plc. Susan joined the NIM board in March 2015.

Susan also completed an MBA at the Manchester Business School.

Kevin Carter
Independent non-executive director

Kevin Carter

Kevin was appointed to the NIM board in March 2019.

Kevin has 41 years of relevant industry experience. He held a number of senior roles during his 32-year executive career, including being CEO at Old Mutual Asset Managers in the UK and the US, Main Partner and Head of the European Investment Practice at Watson Wyatt LLP, and Managing Director and Head of EMEA Pension Advisory Group at JP Morgan Securities Limited.

Since 2009, Kevin has held a number of non-executive directorship and chair positions at investment firms, including Murray International plc, Lowland Investment Company plc, JPMorgan American Investment Trust Plc, Aspect Capital Limited and Hermes GPE LLP.

Having graduated from the University of Natal with a BSc Hons (cum laude) in Chemistry, Kevin completed an MBA at the Wits Graduate School of Business, Johannesburg, and a PhD in Finance at the University of Cape Town. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Greg Brisk
Non-executive director

Greg Brisk

Greg Brisk is the Head of Governance at BNY Mellon Investment Management. In this role Greg has a broad range of governance responsibilities across BNY Mellon Investment Management, focused on the adoption of best practices to protect client and shareholder interests in both fund investor and BNY Mellon owned entities.

Greg is a board director of a number of BNY Mellon group entities, including individual investment and distribution firms, funds and management companies across Europe, Asia and the USA.

From 2013 to 2015, Greg was the Global Head of Risk and Compliance for Investment Management. Between 2010 and 2012, Greg was International Chief Operations Officer, Asset Management. He served as Chief Operations Officer for the international distribution business of the group, from 2002 to 2010, and prior to that was the European Head of Risk and Compliance for the Mellon Group. Greg has worked in the finance industry since 1982 and spent the first 17 years working in a variety of roles at the Bank of England. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 1999, he worked at the Financial Services Authority as a banking regulator with responsibility for American banks in London.

Hanneke Smits
Non-executive director

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Hanneke Smits is CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management and a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.

Hanneke was previously CEO of Newton Investment Management from 2016 to 2020. Prior to Newton, she served on the Executive Committee at private equity firm Adams Street Partners from 2001 to 2014 and was its Chief Investment Officer from 2008 to 2014 having joined the firm in 1997 to build out its global investment capabilities. Before joining Adams Street, she was an investment manager at Pantheon Ventures, and worked for Philips China Hong Kong Group.

Hanneke is a member of The Investment Association’s board, the trade body that represents UK investment managers, and serves as Chair of Impetus, a venture philanthropy organisation which backs charities to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. As part of her role with Impetus, she is Trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), founded in 2011 by The Sutton Trust in partnership with Impetus. Hanneke was also a Non-Executive Director to the Court of the Bank of England, and a co-founder and first Chair of Level 20, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2015 to inspire women to join and s쳮d in the private equity industry.

Originally from the Netherlands, Hanneke has a BBA from Nijenrode University and an MBA from the London Business School.

Euan Munro
Executive director

Euan Munro

Euan is Newton’s CEO. He is a seasoned investment management executive with a background in macro investing. He joined from Aviva Investors where he was chief executive officer and a member of the Aviva plc group executive team for seven years. Prior to this, Euan spent nearly 20 years at Standard Life Investments (SLI) where he was head of multi-asset and fixed-interest investing and was latterly a member of the company’s board. He joined SLI as an inflation-linked portfolio manager from Scottish Provident in 1995.

Euan has a first class honours degree in physics from the University of Edinburgh, and is a fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, Philadelphia.

Andrew Downs
Executive director

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Andrew is Chief Operating Officer at Newton, overseeing Investment & Client Operations, Investment Management Support & Control, Business Strategy, IT and Projects. He joined Newton in 1994 as Head of Investment Operations, prior to which he worked in PriceWaterhouse Coopers as a senior manager in the audit department. He began his career in accounts and taxation at Bowker Orford & Co.

Andrew is a member of the NIM board. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).

Newton Investment Management North America LLC Board

Michael Germano
Manager of the Board (Chair)

Michael Germano

Michael is Newton’s head of North America. He joined Newton in September 2021, following the integration of Mellon Investments Corporation’s equity and multi-asset capabilities into the Newton Investment Management Group.

Before joining Newton, Michael had three years as chief executive officer of active management, chief operating officer and head of strategy at Mellon Investments Corporation (a BNY Mellon group company). Previously, he served as the head of strategy for Mellon. In addition to helping set and execute the strategic direction of the firm, Michael oversaw the marketing, communications and public relations teams.

He joined BNY Mellon’s Corporate Development team in 2007, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, he relocated to Hong Kong to become the investment management chief financial officer for the APAC region. In 2016, Michael moved to London to head the international strategy group for investment management.

He earned a BS in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.

Hanneke Smits
Manager of the Board



Hanneke Smits is CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management and a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.

Hanneke was previously CEO of Newton Investment Management from 2016 to 2020. Prior to Newton, she served on the Executive Committee at private equity firm Adams Street Partners from 2001 to 2014 and was its Chief Investment Officer from 2008 to 2014 having joined the firm in 1997 to build out its global investment capabilities. Before joining Adams Street, she was an investment manager at Pantheon Ventures, and worked for Philips China Hong Kong Group.

Hanneke is a member of The Investment Association’s board, the trade body that represents UK investment managers, and serves as Chair of Impetus, a venture philanthropy organisation which backs charities to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. As part of her role with Impetus, she is Trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), founded in 2011 by The Sutton Trust in partnership with Impetus. Hanneke was also a Non-Executive Director to the Court of the Bank of England, and a co-founder and first Chair of Level 20, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2015 to inspire women to join and s쳮d in the private equity industry.

Originally from the Netherlands, Hanneke has a BBA from Nijenrode University and an MBA from the London Business School.

Euan Munro
Manager of the Board

Euan Munro

Euan is Newton’s CEO. He is a seasoned investment management executive with a background in macro investing. He joined from Aviva Investors where he was chief executive officer and a member of the Aviva plc group executive team for seven years. Prior to this, Euan spent nearly 20 years at Standard Life Investments (SLI) where he was head of multi-asset and fixed-interest investing and was latterly a member of the company’s board. He joined SLI as an inflation-linked portfolio manager from Scottish Provident in 1995.

Euan has a first-class honours degree in physics from the University of Edinburgh, and is a fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, Philadelphia.

Tina King
Manager of the Board

Tina King is the Chief Financial Officer for Investment and Wealth Management at BNY Mellon. Based in New York City, Tina serves as a finance business partner for the Investment and Wealth Management business, driving financial planning and analysis goals and strategic objectives across global investment and distribution CEOs and teams. Tina provides business analytics and advice to support target setting, performance management and improved growth and profitability. She leads and manages teams across accounting, control, treasury, financial and management reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis and business development.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in June 2020, Tina spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in strategy, finance and operations leadership roles across investment and wealth management.

Tina earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and BS in Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Newton Executive Management Committee

Euan Munro
Chief Executive Officer

Euan Munro

Euan is Newton’s CEO. He is a seasoned investment management executive with a background in macro investing. He joined from Aviva Investors where he was chief executive officer and a member of the Aviva plc group executive team for seven years. Prior to this, Euan spent nearly 20 years at Standard Life Investments (SLI) where he was head of multi-asset and fixed-interest investing and was latterly a member of the company’s board. He joined SLI as an inflation-linked portfolio manager from Scottish Provident in 1995.

Euan has a first-class honours degree in physics from the University of Edinburgh, and is a fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, Philadelphia.

Andrew Downs
Chief Operating Officer

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Andrew is Chief Operating Officer at Newton, overseeing Investment & Client Operations, Investment Management Support & Control, Business Strategy, IT and Projects. He joined Newton in 1994 as Head of Investment Operations, prior to which he worked in PriceWaterhouse Coopers as a senior manager in the audit department. He began his career in accounts and taxation at Bowker Orford & Co.

Andrew is a member of the NIM board. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).

James Helby
Chief Risk Officer

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James is Chief Risk Officer at Newton, and was the former compliance officer for Newton’s regulated business in the UK and the US (2012-2016). In his role, James seeks to ensure that risks to the Newton business and its employees are identified and mitigated effectively. He advises the Newton boards on investment and operational risk and regulatory developments and changes. He also leads risk due diligence on major business development projects.

Prior to joining Newton in January 2012, James acquired a range of experience in high-profile roles at BNY Mellon Asset Management International and at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (formerly Financial Services Authority). James graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in industrial economics.

Michael Germano
Head of North America

Michael Germano

Michael is Newton’s head of North America. He joined Newton in September 2021, following the integration of Mellon Investments Corporation’s equity and multi-asset capabilities into the Newton Investment Management Group.

Before joining Newton, Michael had three years as chief executive officer of active management, chief operating officer and head of strategy at Mellon Investments Corporation (a BNY Mellon group company). Previously, he served as the head of strategy for Mellon. In addition to helping set and execute the strategic direction of the firm, Michael oversaw the marketing, communications and public relations teams.

He joined BNY Mellon’s Corporate Development team in 2007, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, he relocated to Hong Kong to become the investment management chief financial officer for the APAC region. In 2016, Michael moved to London to head the international strategy group for investment management.

He earned a BS in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.

Julian Lyne
Chief Commercial Officer

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Julian is Chief Commercial Officer and the member of Newton’s executive management committee with responsibility for all aspects of global distribution, client relationship management, product development and marketing. He joined Newton in 2014 and in his time at Newton has been based both in London and New York.

Prior to joining Newton, Julian was Head of Institutional Business at F&C (now BMO), and throughout his career he has held various roles including head of client relationships, LDI and DC business development, and head of global consultant relations.

Julian graduated with a BSc in Psychology from City University London.

John Porter III
Chief Investment Officer, Head of Equity

John Porter

John Porter III joined Newton in September 2021, following the integration of Mellon Investments Corporation’s equity and multi-asset capabilities into the Newton Investment Management Group. Before joining Newton, he had five years as chief investment officer (CIO), head of equity, active equity CIO, and senior portfolio manager at Mellon Investments Corporation and The Boston Company Asset Management (both BNY Mellon group companies).

In his current role, John is responsible for overseeing all equity strategies across market capitalization and style, including our thematic suite of strategies. As lead portfolio manager for the US Small and Mid-Cap Growth Equity strategies, John works with a team of seasoned investment professionals to identify sustainable growth companies leveraging thematic insights.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as president and chair of the investment committee at Seaward Management. Before Seaward Management, John was the founder and chief investment officer of JP3 Capital Management LLC, where he managed a concentrated long/short portfolio focused on the Information Technology, Consumer and Energy sectors. Prior to JP3, he spent 15 years at Fidelity Investments in various portfolio manager and research roles.

John earned a BS and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Careers

We seek to employ the highest calibre of staff throughout our business, and are always looking to attract talented individuals. We have an open and inclusive culture, and offer enriching careers, as well as competitive compensation and benefits, that retain individuals over the long term.