Newscape Capital Group and LGBT Capital have combined their skills and expertise to create a talented and specialised team with an average management experience of 20 years in the investment industry and a unique knowledge of the LGBT Sector.

Anders Jacobsen

Portfolio Director
Anders is the Portfolio Director and has responsibility for portfolio construction and day-to-day running of the LGBT Diversity Fund.  Anders is a co-founder of LGBT Capital and has 10+ years as a trading and portfolio risk manager, as a Principal of Bankers Trust Investment Management and previously at the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Najib El-Rayyes

Portfolio Manager

Najib has 15 years experience in fund management managing both long-only portfolios and systematic hedge fund strategies. Formerly, he was a fund manager at Mariner Capital Partners and prior to that, managed a technology and biotech portfolio at Sagitta Asset Management Ltd. He combines technical and fundamental strategies in the stock selection process.

Fahad Hassan

Portfolio Manager

Fahad has 11 years experience in fund management managing both retail and institutional North American Equity mandates for Legal and General Investment Management. He combines fundamental screening with detailed understanding of industry specific drivers to generate investment ideas. Fahad is a CFA institute charter holder.

Paul Thompson

Lead Strategist

Paul, who is co-founder of LGBT Capital and Lead Strategist for the LGBT Diversity Fund, led the development of Goldman Sachs’ international investment funds business and was a Director of its Dublin domiciled funds, has worked with regulators globally to develop the investment funds framework, and was a founding Director of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association. Paul was also the first Foreign CEO of a Fund Management company in Mainland China.