The Team

Miles Cohen

Miles Cohen

CEO & Founding Partner

As CEO & Co-Founder of Green Ash Partners, Miles is directly responsible for the management of the firm and is a key member on the investment committee. Miles has extensive portfolio management expertise at Green Ash, running discretionary funds and managed accounts for the firm’s clients. Miles has over two decades of experience in structured and vanilla credit and equity markets. Having worked through various periods of market and economic crises since 1998, Miles has developed specific skills in navigating extreme and unconventional markets. As well as focusing on capital preservation at all times, he has a track record of generating idiosyncratic outsized investment returns for clients by identifying extreme and dislocated markets. Examples include highly profitable pre-GFC protective credit derivative strategies in 2007 and in the subsequent recovery trades in US Agencies preferred shares and European subordinated bank debt. Prior to establishing Green Ash, Miles was a portfolio manager and senior capital markets adviser in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs in London. In this role, he was responsible for managing global credit and multi-asset class mandates for clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Before that, Miles worked at Merrill Lynch for eight years in debt capital markets where he established a fixed income, currency and commodity team. While at Goldman, Miles worked closely with Nick Freeman and Edward Vincent before leaving to set up Green Ash Partners. Miles has a BA Hons degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University and is married with two children.

Nick Freeman

Nick Freeman

CIO & Founding Partner

As CIO and Co-founder of Green Ash Partners Nick is responsible for the firm’s investment strategy as well as the portfolio manager for many of the firm’s funds and bespoke mandates. Nick has twenty years of experience in liquid capital markets, with a focus on global credit and macro investment strategies.  Nick has vast experience in both asset and liability management. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs he pioneered and introduced the use of bespoke manged credit portfolios for major private offices in both Europe and US. At the same time he was responsible for successfully managing special fixed income and macro liability situations for clients. Nick’s core strength in managing global corporate credit portfolios across investment grade and high yield placed him at the forefront of supporting the European bank recapitalization programme post 2008/9, where he was an active investor in some of the very first subordinated Additional Tier One securities (AT1’s). Prior to founding Green Ash, Nick was a portfolio manager and senior capital markets adviser in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs in London. He spent ten years with a focus on liquid capital markets and was responsible for running bespoke fixed income, equity and foreign exchange portfolios for clients. While at Goldman, Nick worked closely with Miles Cohen and Edward Vincent before leaving to set up Green Ash Partners. Nick is the Co-CIO at Green Ash Partners, a portfolio manager and member of the Investment Committee. Nick was educated at University College London where he received a BSc Hons degree in Information Management. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

James Sanders

James Sanders

Portfolio Management & Research

James joined Green Ash Partners in early 2013. Before that, he worked at Morgan Stanley providing analytics and investment advice to fund managers and large family offices in Europe and the Middle East. In this role, James had experience in all major asset classes, including both liquid securities and alternative investments. In his current role James is a member of the Investment Committee, manages both the equity and credit research function and contributes to portfolio management for equity, credit and multi asset mandates. This has included incubating the ‘Horizon’ equity themes within the Green Ash Multi Asset Fund since 2013. James is an Investment Management Certificate holder and has a BA Hons degree in Philosophy from University College London.

 

Edward Vincent

Edward Vincent

Portfolio Management

Edward joined Green Ash Partners in 2010. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs for ten years, in the Investment Management Division. In this role, he and his team were responsible for the asset allocation and portfolio management of over $3bn of discretionary assets as well as a large pool of diverse advisory assets in both securities and derivatives. While at Goldman, Edward worked closely with Nick Freeman and Miles Cohen.  In his current role, Edward is a portfolio manager, group risk captain and member of the Investment Committee. Edward has a BA Hons degree in Politics from the University of Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne.

Michele Affortunati

Michele Affortunati

Portfolio Management

Michele has worked in the financial industry for 11 years as an analyst and sales in independent research houses in London, including 7 years at Stockcube, where he was a Technical Analyst. Michele read economics and business in Florence, Italy, and is an Investment Management Certificate holder, from CFA association.

 

Patrick Durcan

Patrick Durcan

Credit Research

Patrick joined Green Ash Partners in 2018. Before that, he was a Corporate Credit Analyst at Fitch Ratings in London for five years, providing analysis for the completion of credit ratings and industry research for the group. In his role, Patrick’s coverage allowed him to gain experience analysing both investment grade and high yield issuers, predominantly in the retail and consumer sectors. In his current role, Patrick is an investment analyst, focusing on global credit markets and contributing to the firm’s bottom-up investment process. Patrick was educated at University College Dublin where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce as well as an MSc in Finance from UCD’s Smurfit Graduate Business School. He has passed Level II of the CFA program.

 

Michele Bresolin

Michele Bresolin

Risk Management

Michele has worked in the financial industry for 8 years covering different front and back office roles, in major financial institutions, in Italy and Luxembourg. Michele holds a Master of Science from Bocconi University, in Italy. He is a CFA charter holder, a member of CFA UK, the association of Chartered Financial Analysts in UK, an Investment Management Certificate holder and he is a member of The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

 

Margherita Giannini

Margherita Giannini

Business Development

Margherita has been working in the financial industry since 2002, initially with Pioneer in Milan as Operations Manager and from 2010 with Lux Finance as Compliance Assistant and Business and Office Manager. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and a Master of Science from the Bocconi University.