Vermeer Partners, the London-based investment management partnership, is pleased to announce that James Edgedale, the former Chairman of JM Finn, will be joining as Joint Chairman in July 2022 alongside Michael Kerr-Dineen. He will be supported by Investment Director and Head of Fund Research William Buckhurst in his new role.
James is a well-respected, long-standing figure in the private client investment industry. Under his guidance, JM Finn transitioned into a private company and increased its Funds Under Management from just over £1bn to around £10bn.
Commenting on the news, Vermeer Partners Chairman Michael Kerr- Dineen said: “Bringing James on board is an important milestone for Vermeer Partners. He is a highly talented operator, with a very strong reputation in the industry both as a business leader and an investment manager. We are delighted James has chosen to join our partnership to work alongside colleagues who are longstanding and experienced investment managers. James understands our ethos, and I know he will fit into the culture of the firm.”
Vermeer Partners’ CEO Simon Melling said; “We are very pleased that James is joining the team. He is a highly regarded figure within the City with a formidable track record of growth. His arrival strengthens our senior team and demonstrates our ability to attract top talent to the partnership. This news comes on the back of impressive growth for Vermeer Partners going from start-up to AUM of £1.8 billion in just over two years.”