• Nicola Ralston

    Nicola Ralston

    Directors

    Nicola Ralston

    Directors

    Nicola is a director of PiRho Investment Consulting which she co-founded with colleague Phil Irvine. She has over forty years investment experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and investment consultant, and has featured on Dow Jones Europe/Financial News’ “Veterans of Finance” list.

    She is now a director and co-founder of PiRho Investment Consulting. Nicola spent over 20 years at Schroders, where her roles included managing the UK institutional business and Head of Investment for the Group. She was subsequently Head of Global Investment Consulting at Hewitt (now Aon ). Nicola is a Fellow of CFA UK, a former Chair of CFA UK and former Governor of CFA Institute. She is also Chairman of Henderson EuroTrust plc, a director of Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund Limited and a trustee of the Institute of Historical Research.

    She has a first class honours degree in Modern History from Somerville College, Oxford and is an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College.

  • Phil Irvine

    Phil Irvine

    Director

    Phil Irvine

    Director

    Phil is a director of PiRho Investment Consulting which he co-founded with colleague Nicola Ralston. Between 2003 and 2008 he was Director of Advisory Services at Liability Solutions, and he headed the consultancy business assisting institutions on absolute return strategies.

    Phil was previously Chief Investment Officer for TriAlpha (the offshore investment arm for South African bank, ABSA), where he had responsibility for long-only as well as hedge fund products, which he joined in 1999.

    Prior to TriAlpha, Phil spent 15 years at the UK Life Assurance company, Colonial Mutual, where he was CIO. He has chaired the judging panel of Hedge Fund Review’s award for European Fund of Hedge Funds since 2003. Phil graduated from London School of Economics with a 2:1(Hons) degree in Economics.