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Editorial Director and Head of Research

Funds managed by Arjuna Sittampalam excelled during the 80s and 90s in the highly competitive UK unit trust market, simultaneously achieving top level performance in both global bond and global equity league tables. In 1986, he won the 'Fund Manager of the Year' title awarded by the Bowen Group. He spearheaded independent fund management subsidiaries of Swiss Bank Corporation and Sanwa Bank in 1987-93.

He was the founding editor in 1994 of Funds International, a global financial newsletter subscribed to by senior executives of large financial institutions worldwide. Subsequently, he acted as consultant to leading financial institutions in the US, Germany and Holland.

In recent years, he has written articles for several publications, including the Financial Times, Financial News and Financial Weekly. In November 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Wincott Foundation prize for the best article appearing during 2005 in the Professional Investor, the journal of the United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals (UK SIP). This is the UK member society of the CFA Institute, the pre-eminent global organisation for fund managers and analysts. Dr. Arjuna Sittampalam is a Research Associate at the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre.

The prize booklet, published by UK SIP, can be found here (PDF file).

Arjuna Sittampalam has  written several books, including Coming Wars in Fund Management, Evolving Techniques in Fund Management, and Corporate Governance Activism – Desirable Doctrine or Damaging Dogma? He also acted as editorial advisor to  the  European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA, then known as FEFSI ) for their first-ever Fact Book.

Consulting Editor

Mark Clement has had experience working in fund management and was recently Executive Director and Global Head of Interest Rate and Credit Derivative Operations at Goldman Sachs in London. He has a broad and in-depth awareness of both the theory and practice of derivatives and structured products.

Advisory Board

Sage & Hermes benefits from the advice and close involvement of distinguished figures in the investment industry.

Richard Granville
Former member of the London Stock Exchange Council, Former partner of Hoare Govett, Recently director of investment trusts managed by the UK groups, Framlington and Rathbones.

Paul Griffiths
Global Head of Fixed Income, Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd, Former Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Former CEO of AXA Investment Managers UK, Former director of Investec Asset Management and head of their Fixed Income division, Winner of the 'Investment International Fixed Interest Fund Manager of the Year' award in 1996, 1998 and 1999, and runner-up in 1997, whilst at INVESCO Asset Management.

Wolfgang Mansfeld
Dr Wolfgang Mansfeld is a Member of the Executive Board of Union Asset Management Holding, the holding company of Union Investment Group, Frankfurt am Main. From 2007 to 2010 Dr. Mansfeld was President of the German Fund Industry Association BVI. In 2004-2010, Dr. Mansfeld was a member of CESR's Consultative Working Group on Investment Management. From 2002 to 2005 he was President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).