Gary Channon co-founded Phoenix in 1998 and has been the Chief Investment Officer since inception.
Using the same strategy applied to the Phoenix UK Fund, Gary also manages additional segregated accounts for pension fund clients.
Gary brings over 27 years of business and financial services experience. His career began in Fixed Income Trading at Nikko Securities Europe in 1987. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1989, working in Global Equity Derivative Products Trading. In 1992, Gary joined Nomura International PLC as Head of Equity Derivative Trading. He remained at Nomura International as Co-Head of Equity and Equity Derivatives Trading until moving on to co-found Phoenix.
Gary’s investment approach at Phoenix is long-term, value-based and focused. He looks out for businesses run by competent, honest managers, who act in the interest of shareholders. Ideal companies have strong pricing power to generate an enduring high return on capital. Gary identifies great companies with good management, and waits for the opportunity to invest in them at attractive prices.
He lives and works in Barnes, South West London.
Charlotte has been with Phoenix for 16 years and is Deputy Portfolio Manager and Managing Director. She spends most of her time on research. Her areas of expertise include FMCG (both national and multinational companies), Engineering and Banking.
Before joining Phoenix, Charlotte worked in Investment Management at Ernst & Young LLP, where she passed the ACA Chartered Accountancy exams. She holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Charlotte also studied Manufacture & Management at the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois and spent two years working in Industry at Alvis Aerospace and Procter & Gamble.
When her two young kids aren’t keeping her busy, Charlotte enjoys tennis, cycling and travelling.
James joined Phoenix in 2013. He is a Research Analyst and his current areas of expertise are Grocery Retail, Sports Retail and Food & Beverage.
Before Phoenix, James spent three years at Aviva Investors in the Pan-European equity team. He specialised in Technology, Media, Telecoms, Construction and Tobacco.
James has passed all three levels of the CFA program and holds an M.Eng (Hons.) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Durham.
Outside of work, James enjoys running, cycling, reading, and is a cat enthusiast.
Graham graduated from Bath University with a BSc (Hons.) degree in Business Administration. During his time at University he completed internships with Fidelity, Principal Investment Management and Motorola Finance as well as passing the IMC exam.
In 2005 he joined Aviva Investors on the graduate scheme, and then became a UK Equity Analyst. Having passed all three levels of the CFA exam, he became a UK Equity Fund Manager in 2008 and later also managed European funds before joining Rothschild Wealth Management in 2013 as a Senior Equity Analyst. There he helped shape and implement the equity research process, investing on a geographically unconstrained basis.
He enjoys running, supports Colchester United and has a particular interest in behavioural economics.
Freddie joined Phoenix in 2016 as a Junior Analyst. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and Economics, Freddie worked at Rapha, initially as an Assistant Financial Accountant before moving into a role as a Process Improvement Analyst, reporting to the Head of Finance and Chief Operating Officer on business efficiency.
Outside of work Freddie enjoys surfing, tennis and cycling.
Ben has a BA Honours degree in Business and Management. After leaving University, he joined a small café chain with three locations where he helped manage and improve business efficiency. Following this, Ben moved into business analyst role with an online wedding list solutions provider, which involved work across all areas of the business, ultimately helping to improve efficiency during a time of significant growth.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys reading, films & TV, poker and caffeine.
Dan graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) in Economics. During his time as a student, Dan completed multiple internships within the investment management industry.
Following his graduation in 2018, Dan joined Phoenix as a Junior Analyst.
Dan supports West Ham United FC, and outside of work enjoys reading and playing table tennis.
Lord Flight has worked for over forty years in the financial services industry, starting his career at Rothschild as an investment adviser.
He was co-founder and joint managing director of Guinness Flight, formed in 1986 and acquired by Investec Asset Management in 1998, of which he remains a director.
He is also chairman of CIM Investment Management, Downing Structured Opportunities VCT1 and Flight and Partners and a director of Metro Bank.
He is a Commissioner of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and a consultant to Arden Partners and Kinetic Partners.
Lord Flight was the MP for Arundel and South Downs from 1997-2005, when he served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2010 and is a working Conservative peer, focusing mainly on Treasury and EU affairs.
The Honourable James Nelson is a non-executive director of Syncora Guarantee (UK) Limited. Previously, he was a founding partner of Graphite Capital Management LLP, a director of F&C Management Limited and chairman of the BVCA.
Mr Martin is an adviser to various family groups and is Chairman of F&C Managed Portfolio Trust plc. He was formerly Chairman of the Investment Committee of the National Trust for Scotland.
Mr Stevenson is an investment industry expert and a columnist for the Financial Times and Investment Week.
He is the author of three main reference books on investing for the Financial Times.
He is currently non-executive director of GLI Alternative Finance.
Mr Tatters joined Phoenix Asset Management Partners Ltd as a Director in 2004. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Phoenix, and responsible for Business Development, Compliance & Operations and Investor Relations.
Steve has worked in financial services for over 27 years, beginning at Nomura International in the Operations and Equity Divisions in London and Hong Kong. He was appointed Co-Head of the Equity and Equity Derivatives Trading teams in 1998.
Steve holds a BSc. in Managerial and Business Studies from Aston University.