Simon Davies is the founder and CIO of Sand Grove Capital Management LLP. He has been investing since 1996 and is responsible for overseeing all portfolio decisions. Prior to forming Sand Grove, Simon was at Cheyne Capital for 11 years where he was the head portfolio manager of the Event Driven division from 2009, responsible for the investment decisions and track records of multiple funds during this time, and had a mandate to invest in corporate securities across the capital structure. From 2000-2002 he was a Vice President at Centaurus Capital focusing on equity and credit event driven investing. Simon began his career at Commercial Union in 1996 as an analyst focusing on telecoms, media and leisure. He later became a long only portfolio manager and managed a £2 billion portfolio of UK equities, at what later became Aviva investors. He graduated in 1995 with a BA (Hons) in Pure Mathematics from Oxford University and has passed the Institute of Investment Management and Research exams.
Anooj Unarket Assistant Portfolio Manager
Anooj Unarket is a Senior Member and Assistant Portfolio Manager. From 2010 - 2014 he was a partner and analyst in the Event Driven Division at Cheyne Capital investing in event driven situations across the capital structure. Prior to Cheyne Capital, from 2007 - 2010, he was a member of the European Mezzanine team at GSC Group sourcing and analysing investments in subordinated private debt in sub-investment grade companies throughout Europe. He began his career in 2005 at Merrill Lynch as an analyst in the TMT investment banking team based in London. He studied at Trinity College, University of Cambridge graduating with an MA (Hons) in economics.
Jonathan Groom COO
Jonathan Groom is a Senior Member and COO. Before joining Sand Grove in early 2016, Jonathan was Head of Portfolio Management & Research at Belgrave Capital Management, where he helped select and oversee hedge fund investments for over 12 years. Prior to Belgrave, he was a long only equity portfolio manager at Rothschild Asset Management from 2001-2003. Jonathan began his career at Commercial Union in 1994 as an equity analyst focusing on the retail and utility sectors, before becoming a portfolio manager running various funds at what became Aviva Investors. He graduated in 1994 with an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Kent and has passed the Institute of Investment Management and Research exams.
Penelope Brudenell-Bruce Head of Operations & Financing
Penelope Brudenell‐Bruce is a Senior Member and Head of Operations & Financing. From 2000‐2014 Penelope was Equity Finance and Operations Manager for Centaurus Capital, which traded equities through to less liquid credit instruments focused on the Event Driven space. Prior to Centaurus she was on the Equity Risk Arbitrage desk for Banque Paribas in London. Penelope has an Advanced Diploma in Business (Accounting) Level 1 and 2.
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