The Team

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. 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

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 and a member of the investment committee. Nick has twenty years of experience in liquid capital markets, with a focus on global credit and macro investment strategies. 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 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

Portfolio Management & Research
James is a portfolio manager and research analyst at Green Ash Partners with direct responsibility for the Sustainable Horizon fund. Prior to joining Green Ash in 2013, he worked at Morgan Stanley providing analytics and investment advice to fund managers and large family offices in Europe and the Middle East. In his current role James is a portfolio manager, a member of the Investment Committee and he contributes to the equity and credit research function supporting all of the firms mandates. James has incubated the ‘Horizon’ equity themes within the Green Ash Multi Asset Fund since 2013 and this has supported the recent launch of the Sustainable Horizon equity fund. James is an Investment Management Certificate holder and has a BA Hons degree in Philosophy from University College London.

Edward Vincent

Portfolio Management
Edward is a Portfolio Manager at Green Ash with a specific focus on the firm’s multi asset funds. Ed 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 and a member of the Investment Committee. Edward has a BA Hons degree in Politics from the University of Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne.

Michele Affortunati

Portfolio Management
Michele is a portfolio manager and a member of the Green Ash Investment Committee. He has been involved in the management of the Onyx multi-asset fund since its launch in 2015. Prior to joining Green Ash, he 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. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Patrick Durcan

Credit Research
Patrick joined the firm in 2018 and he is responsible for credit research. 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

Risk Management
Michele joined Green Ash Partners in 2020 (previously at Pentalpha Capital since 2018). He is a member of Investment Committee of Onyx multi-asset fund. Before that, he has worked in the financial industry for 6 years in Italy and Luxembourg. Michele holds a Master of Science in Financial Markets from Bocconi University, in Italy. He is a member of CFA Institute, of the association of Chartered Financial Analysts society in UK and a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Michele is a CFA charter holder, a certified FRM (Financial Risk Manager) and an Investment Management Certificate holder (IMC).