Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to all of Citywire’s Fund Manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Matthew Butcher joins Dart Capital

Matthew Butcher joins Dart Capital
Brewin Dolphin’s former head of research Matthew Butcher has joined Dart Capital as an investment director, Wealth Manager can reveal.

Butcher (pictured) will take on a broad role at the boutique, with responsibilities for investment research, portfolio management and business development, with a particular focus on Dart Capital’s proposition for intermediaries.

‘I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to be back in the industry. I missed a lot of characters while I was away and spent time thinking about where in the industry I would fit in going forward,’ Butcher explained.

Having worked at a number of large companies predominantly on the research and portfolio construction side, Butcher felt the time was right to work in a smaller company where he could ‘make an impact from day one’.

He said he was particularly attracted to the proposition at Dart Capital, commenting ‘this company has a very good starting position’, particularly in terms of the strength of existing client relationships and its administration and custody services.

Dart Capital chief executive Richard Whitehead commented: ‘I have known Matthew for a long time and followed his career with interest. We are absolutely delighted he has joined and the whole team is extremely excited. It is great for us and them and fantastic news for our clients.’

Butcher’s hire fits with a firm focus on organic growth. Dart Capital currently has just over £250 million in assets under management.

‘We are not looking to waste a lot of shareholder capital through bolt-on acquisitions of overpriced asset management businesses. We want to grow organically in our time and in our way without huge leverage on the balance sheet,’ Whitehead added.

Butcher left Brewin Dolphin to take some time out of the industry back in October, ending a nine-year spell at the firm. He had powered the firm's research capability and also developed Brewin's Managed Funds Service for advisers during his time at the business.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

Omar Negyal, co-manager of the JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income trust, says a dividend approach to emerging markets reduces the volatility of investing in the asset class.

Play WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

Author and journalist Adam Lebor believes a perfect storm is brewing when it comes to the Russian economy. .

Play WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

Chief economic adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson outlines the geo-political risks in Asia and explains why the risk of another eurozone crisis must not be underestimated.

Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: The adviser that tempted Robin Minter-Kemp on board

Profile: The adviser that tempted Robin Minter-Kemp on board

It is rare to meet an impassioned individual who is willing to bang the drum for investment advisory right now

Wealth Manager on Twitter