Speakers List - Thematic Breakfast 2019

Event Speaker

Simon Gottelier

Senior Portfolio Manager

Natixis Investment Managers

Simon Gottelier is a Senior Portfolio Manager focused on Water investments. Simon has over 20 years of industry

He began his career as an investment banker in London. He also worked at Veolia Water UK and spent 12 years between London and New York at the specialist Environmental Investment Company, Impax Asset Management, where he managed the Impax Water strategy, Furthermore, he managed the BNP Paribas Investment Partners ‘Aqua' Fund for 7 years from its launch in December 2008 as well as a range of broader Environmental and Thematic equity products in Europe and the US.
He joined Pictet Asset Management in 2016, where he was the co-lead manager of the Pictet Water Fund.

Simon Gottelier holds a BA in modern languages from the University of Bristol.


Christopher Gannatti

Head of Research Europe


Christopher Gannatti began at WisdomTree as a Research Analyst in December 2010, working directly with Jeremy Schwartz, CFA®, Director of Research. In January of 2014, he was promoted to Associate Director of Research where he was responsible to lead different groups of analysts and strategists within the broader Research team at WisdomTree. In February of 2018, Christopher was promoted to Head of Research, Europe, where he will be based out of WisdomTree's London office and will be responsible for the full WisdomTree research effort within the European market as well as supporting the UCITs platform globally. Christopher came to WisdomTree from Lord Abbett, where he worked for four and a half years as a Regional Consultant. He received his MBA in Quantitative Finance, Accounting, and Economics from NYU's Stern School of Business in 2010, and he received his bachelor's degree from Colgate University in Economics in 2006. Christopher is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation

Amanda O’Toole

Portfolio Manager

AXA Investment Managers

Amanda is the lead manager on the Clean Economy fund. She is also the co-manager of the Global Thematics fund and the Clean Tech thematic specialist within our internal global research team. Amanda was previously a member of the Emerging Markets team with a focus on energy, utilities, consumer and healthcare. Prior to joining AXA IM in 2011, Amanda was an Investment Analyst at Nevsky Capital, covering Europe and then Emerging Markets across a range of sectors with emphasis on energy, utilities and consumer. Amanda began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, initially in Corporate Recovery and latterly in Corporate Finance. She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and is an Associate Chartered Accountant.

Richard Wiseman

Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Fundamental Equity

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Richard is a senior client portfolio manager for Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Fundamental Equity team, responsible for global developed market equities.
Richard joined GSAM in 2016 with 30 years of experience in Global and European equities, including 25 years as a portfolio manager. Prior to joining the firm, Richard was a senior client portfolio manager at GE Asset Management for global and European equity strategies. Before becoming a CPM, he was the head of European equities at Insight Investment and managed long-only European equity portfolios. Prior to Insight Investment, he managed European and UK portfolios at several leading asset management firms including Fleming Investment Management.
Richard received a BA (Hons) in Zoology from Worcester College, Oxford in 1986 and the IIMR qualification in 1991.