Dawid
Konotey-Ahulu
Co-Founder 

Dawid started his career as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, subsequently spending sixteen years as an investment banker. In 2006, he left Merrill Lynch and co-founded Redington, a City firm advising large institutional pension funds and insurance companies. Redington advises institutional pension funds and wealth managers with assets totalling around £400 billion. In 2009, Dawid also founded Mallowstreet, which is now the established specialist online community for the UK pensions and savings industry. Mallowstreet has over 3,000 members representing over $2 trillion in pension fund assets across 600 pension schemes.

Dawid is a governor of the University of Hertfordshire, a trustee of the Chineke! Orchestra and is on the Global Advisory Council of Tobacco Free Portfolios. He is also a Governor on the Pensions Policy Institute and is on the Advisory Council of the Diversity Project. He created Spellbound, a course to teach disadvantaged young people the art of public speaking and he runs it in schools, Universities and in Swaleside Prison. In 2018 he was named Black British Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently, Dawid co-founded #talkaboutblack, an industry-wide initiative, with the aim of increasing the representation of Black people in business.

Jonathan
Sorrell
Co-Founder

Jonathan Sorrell is President of Capstone Investment Advisors, a global, alternative investment management firm operating across a broad range of derivatives-based strategies. At Capstone, Jonathan leads strategic initiatives and business development, joining in 2020 from Man Group where he was President and Executive Board Director. In this role, he was responsible for global sales and marketing, investment businesses operating in private markets (Man GPM), fund of hedge fund solutions (Man FRM), and group M&A and strategy. Prior to becoming President at Man, Jonathan was Chief Financial Officer, responsible over time for finance, tax, internal audit, operations, technology and human resources.

Before joining Man, Jonathan was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs working in the investment banking, investment management and securities divisions in London and New York. During his thirteen year tenure at Goldman Sachs, Jonathan led investment banking coverage of asset management companies in EMEA and then managed the Goldman Sachs Petershill Fund, a vehicle investing in hedge fund management companies. Jonathan is a Non-Executive Director of RIT Capital Partners plc, Chairman of the Investment Management Group and honorary member of the Council of the NSPCC, and a Patron of the Amos Bursary. Jonathan received an M.A. in Law from Cambridge University.

Michael Barrington-Hibbert
Co-Founder
Wol Kolade
Co-Founder

Michael is the founder and global managing partner of Barrington Hibbert Associates’ Financial Services Practice, based in the London office. Prior to founding Barrington Hibbert Associates, Michael spent four years with Odgers Berndtson, the UK’s pre-eminent executive search firm. He began his career with Morgan Stanley in New York. He has an extensive global track record in primary and secondary banking and markets appointments, both on the sell and buy side. His client activity spans the developed markets of EMEA, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

In 2012, Michael founded the Barrington Hibbert Associates Scholarship which is awarded annually to outstanding 18-21 year-olds. In the same year, he established an education-through-sports charity based in South Africa, called Inspire Through Sports. Michael is a mentor for The Amos Bursary which is committed to assisting academically-able British young men of African and Caribbean descent.

Wol initially trained as an engineer, having studied civil and structural engineering at Kings College, London. After obtaining an MBA from Exeter University, he spent three years with Barclays before joining Livingbridge.


Wol takes an active role in private equity industry initiatives and issues. He was previously a Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association in 2007/2008, a Council Member from 2002 - 2009 and Chairman of the Responsible Investment Advisory Board from 2009 - 2010.

Wol is Chairman of the Guys and St Thomas' Charity, which has assets in excess of £800 million, making it one of the largest medical charities in the UK. In 2018 he was also appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the NHS Improvement Board and more recently as Trustee of Somerset House Trust. Wol received an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in 2014.

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