Introducing our people

We believe people matter. That is why we have assembled a team of experienced investment professionals, who are dedicated to protecting your investments.

Lothar Mentel

Lothar Mentel


Lothar Mentel is Chief Executive Officer for Tatton Investment Management. Prior to setting up Tatton IM in 2012, Lothar was the CIO for Octopus Investments since 2008, where he built a multi manager fund business that he grew to £1.6bn. Before that, he held senior positions with NM Rothschild, Threadneedle, Barclays Wealth and Commerzbank Asset Management. He began his career in Germany as a performance and risk analyst and later designed and launched the Barclays Multi Manager funds.

Lothar is a regular contributor to industry conferences, publications and industry body work-groups. He has over 20 years’ investment management experience.

Lothar was educated in Germany and holds a postgraduate degree in Business and Economics (Diplom Oekonom) from Rhur-Universitaet Bochum.

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Lothar and his Octopus Investment Team won the Money Facts best multi-manager team in 2011.


Mark Murray


Mark is a Portfolio Manager at Tatton. Prior to this, he worked in various fields of the financial services industry.

Mark joined Tatton Investment Management in March 2014 as an Investment Analyst. Before this he graduated from the London School of Economics and worked in Parliament as a Research Assistant.

Philip Riris, CFA


Philip is a Portfolio Manager at Tatton. Prior to this, he worked in various fields of the financial services industry.

He began his career as an equities broker and contributed to the company’s daily market and economic briefing. He then became a proprietary futures trader where he gained experience in commodity, fixed income and equity markets, along with implementing systematic strategies. He then joined a global macro hedge fund as an investment analyst.

He holds a BSc in Software Engineering and an MBA in Technology Management from Queen Mary University of London. He also holds the CISI regulations and securities certificates and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Alex Antonius


Alex is the Chief Investment Consultant leading the imparting of the Tatton investment philosophy to the financial adviser community and their clients. He has been in the financial services industry since 1986 and has held senior positions at Friends Provident, Foreign & Colonial Asset Management, Octopus Investments and Nationwide Financial Services. Alex was educated in Holland, Germany and England. He holds an LLB (Hons) in Law, a BSc (Hons) in mathematics, a BA (Hons) in German and the Diploma in Financial Planning (DipPFS). As a renowned expert for the cross-section between investments and product, Alex will be invaluable in advising firms on the most suitable application of Tatton’s platform focused investment strategies.

Phillipa Hatt

Phillipa Hatt


Phillipa is Tatton Investment Adviser Liaison Manager leading the instruction of advisers and their teams in the use of platform and investment advice systems. She began her financial services career at Lloyds TSB’s mortgage business, before moving to Bradford and Bingley as a Mortgage & Protection Broker. In 2008, Phillipa joined The Paradigm Group of companies as a technical trainer for the network’s investment product research software packages. Since then, she has supported Paradigm’s partners in the use and understanding of the Wrap proposition as the industry continues to develop under the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

Jack Bennett


Jack joined Tatton as a Development Consultant and supports the distribution of Tatton’s services to the Financial Adviser community. Jack was previously based in Dubai working for one of the world’s leading IFA consultancy groups as a Financial Coordinator. After leaving Dubai, Jack spent some time working for GFI in Singapore on their South East Asia FX Options Desk. He has secured his CISI Introduction to Investments & Securities Award and is currently studying for his CII.

Alistair Coward

Alistair Coward


Alistair joined Tatton Investment Management in March 2013 as Assistant Portfolio Manager. He has previously worked at Slater Investments in compliance and client support and more recently Collins Stewart Wealth Management. He has a BSc in Physical Geography from the University of Exeter.

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Helen O’Neill


Helen is Head of Governance at Tatton and is responsible for investment governance oversight, on boarding process oversight and product development. She has extensive experience of delivering high quality platform investment products to retail and high net worth individuals. Most recently Helen spent nearly 5 years at AXA Wealth where she helped develop Investment Strategy and the investment WRAP proposition, including tax wrappers onshore and offshore.

Prior to this, Helen spent a year at Coutts as a Private Banker, delivering solutions to private clients. She started her career at Barclays Bank, where she developed her skills over 5 years, particularly in the area of investments and product distribution. Helen holds a degree in History from the University of Wales.

Gill Aukett


Gill is Compliance Manager at Tatton and is responsible for compliance oversight of the investment operation. She has over 17 years of Compliance experience in both the life and pensions and general insurance arenas. Most recently at Allianz Insurance plc where she provided a compliance advisory service primarily for the retail arm of the business. Prior to that she spent 5 years at AXA Wealth (previously Winterthur Life) where she was involved in the development of the self-Invested personal  pension offering.

Prior to this, Gill spent 5 years at Sun Life Financial of Canada advising its tied agents in both their retail and corporate sales.

Gill holds a BSc and a MSc (Science) with the Open University.


Jim Kean


Jim is Head of Operations at Tatton and brings over 25 years of industry experience to the team. He manages the operations department and is responsible for IT development and the client on boarding process. Prior to joining Tatton he ran his own consultancy business – Bayesic Asset Management. Prior to this he spent 8 years as Head of Debt & Investment Research at Barclays Wealth with responsibility for £7 billion of assets. Jim has extensive expertise in capital markets, particularly Japanese government bonds, where he was Head of Bond Trading & Sales for Fuji International Finance. Jim holds a degree Mathematics from the University of Leeds.

Samuel Leary

Samuel Leary


Sam manages the investment communications function at Tatton Investment Management. He spent five years at Barclays Wealth as a quantitative equity analyst and fund manager for a bespoke long-short global equity portfolio. He was jointly responsible for communications, engaging directly with clients and keeping investors updated by producing daily and weekly global market commentaries. Sam regularly wrote both stock notes and thematic publications for a Private Client audience. He specialised in North American, Asian and developing market equities. In 2010, he helped set up the charities advice team at Octopus Investments. He was responsible for creating all client letters and has written numerous sales aids and provided content for the teams’ Investment Knowledge website. He also assisted with the weekly market commentaries. Sam holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has over 8 years of investment experience.

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