Ian Butler, Executive Director, has been employed by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. or its affiliates (or one of their predecessors) since 2005. Ian previously worked within several financial institutions as an intern, including Citigroup and Lehman Brothers. Before that, he worked for Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants. Ian obtained a BSc in Business Administration from University of Bath and is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Buckingham, Executive Director, has been employed by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. or its affiliates (or one of their predecessors) since 2007. He obtained a BEng degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Surrey. Mr. Buckingham is a CFA charterholder.
Michael Barakos, managing director, is a portfolio manager within the J.P. Morgan Asset Management International Equity Group, based in London. An employee since 1999, Michael was Head of the Europe Equities Behavioural Finance Team between 2009 and 2016 and co-CIO of the International Equities Behavioural Finance Team between 2017 and 2020. Michael joined the firm as a graduate trainee. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a CFA charterholder.