Senior Management

Shore Capital Asset Management is a member of the Shore Capital group, an independent investment group, listed on AIM and specialising in asset management, principal finance and equity capital markets.

Howard Shore

Howard Shore

Executive Chairman

Howard founded Shore Capital in 1985. He began his career in private client discretionary fund management with Grieveson Grant & Co (now part of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein). After a degree in Economics from Cambridge, he worked as a financial futures broker when LIFFE was being established. He is responsible for the strategy and asset allocation of the Group. He is director of Puma Brandenburg.

David Kaye

David Kaye

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Shore Capital Group

David Kaye graduated from Oxford University with a degree in law and was called to the Bar in 2000. David practised as a barrister at a leading London set of chambers for five years, specialising in advising on a range of complex commercial legal issues with a particular focus on financial investments and real estate. He joined Shore Capital in January 2006 and having been Commercial Director and General Counsel for the Group, became CEO of the asset management division on 1st May 2012. He also remains responsible for the Group's legal affairs.

Graham Shore

Graham Shore

Chair of VCT Investment Committee

Graham was previously a partner in the management consultancy division of Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) and was responsible for the London practice advising the telecommunications and new media industries. At Touche Ross he undertook strategy and economic assignment for a wide range of clients including appraisals of venture capital opportunities. Graham graduated with a Master's degree in Economics from the LSE. He joined Shore Capital as Managing Director in 1990 and has been involved in managing the Puma VCTs and other venture capital funds managed by the Shore Capital Group, including evaluating new deals for the funds and representing the funds with investee companies. Graham has been involved with AIM since its inception as both a corporate financier and investor and with private equity for more than 20 years. He is a director of all ten of the Puma VCTs and of St Peter Port Capital Limited.

Michael van Messel

Michael van Messel

Finance Director

After a degree in Physics at Imperial College, Michael joined Hacker Young and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Joining Shore Capital in 1993, he became Operations Director in 2000. He is the head of the Group’s finance team.

Eliot Kaye

Eliot Kaye

Investment Director

Eliot previously spent seven years at law firm BLP. He joined in 2006 as Fund Counsel and is a Director of Shore Capital Limited and Puma Investments. Eliot leads the team managing the Puma VCTs and Puma EIS, and has also been involved in the management of The Puma (II) Fund and St Peter Port Capital.

Justin Waine

Justin Waine

Director

Justin has 18 years experience of analysing UK and European small and mid-sized companies. He spent 8 years at Polar Capital as a Fund Manager on their European Funds where he managed a significant portion of their award winning European Forager Fund; an absolute return fund focused on Pan-European small and mid-sized companies. He was also responsible for investment across the whole of Europe, but predominantly focused on the UK, Germany and Switzerland, including companies listed on AIM.

Hugh Rogers

Hugh Rogers

Business Development Director

Hugh graduated from St. Andrews University attaining a BCs (Hons) in Psychology & Economics. He spent 9 years at BestInvest, during which he ran the VCT department, advising clients on their VCT investments and conducting research meetings. He joined in 2009 to raise the profile of our VCT & other funds within the IFA market.

 


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