Global business development, UK key accounts
Harry joined Harrington Cooper in February 2007 and has been Managing Partner since 2011. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and also heads-up global business development. Prior to joining the asset management industry, he served as an officer in the British Army for seven years. He has a diverse international background, having roots in both UK and in Japan.
Overall distribution strategy
UK & Ireland key accounts
Edward has over 10 years’ experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Harrington Cooper he worked in advertising with some of the world’s largest brands.
Regulation and compliance
Adrian has a wealth of financial services experience having worked for a number of leading investment management firms before joining IMRO, which became part of the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Adrian advises Harrington Cooper and its groups on the changing regulatory landscape, including MiFID II.
Jonathan Francis, CFA
Leads manager & strategy selection
Jonathan is a senior manager research professional with 10+ years multi asset class selection and allocation experience. He started his career at institutional consultants Watson Wyatt (Willis Towers Watson) researching equity and hedge fund strategies before joining EFG Asset Management to help establish the firm’s manager research process.
Director of Japanese Business Development
Mikio has been in the financial industry for 30 years in Tokyo, Frankfurt, and London. Prior to joining Harrington Cooper in January 2021, he was a senior portfolio manager in structured credit at a Japanese asset management firm. Prior to that, he managed a proprietary credit investment portfolio at a Japanese mega bank.
Ferdinand Hooft Graafland
Ferdinand started his career at JPMorgan in Amsterdam before moving to London in 1985. Ferdinand focuses on asset raising from Dutch institutional investors and has successfully raised money for a variety of strategies including Private Equity, L/S and L/O credit.
Prior to joining Harrington Cooper, Jean-Baptiste worked at First State Investments where he held a similar role, looking after the French Clientele. He also worked in Sales departments at SKAGEN Funds in London and Franklin Templeton in Paris. He holds an MSc in Finance from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and speaks three languages.
Germany and Austria
Prior to joining Harrington Cooper, Robert worked at RWC Partners as a Sales Analyst for Germany and Austria. He also worked in the Sales & Analytics department at Bloomberg in London. He holds a BAs in Economics from the University of Applied Sciences Wismar.
Prior to joining Harrington Cooper in September 2020, Kirstin worked at Schroders HK within the China Business Team. She holds a BA in History from Durham University and and has attained the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.