About us

 

The Marlborough story

The Marlborough Group’s story began in 1985 when Marlborough Investment Management started providing financial advice to clients and investing money on their behalf.

Today the group has over £10 billion of assets under management (October 2022) and looks after the investments of more than 200,000 private, corporate and institutional clients. Consistent growth has been built on a reputation for investment excellence and our commitment to working in partnership with advisers to help them build their businesses and better serve their clients.

The group remains resolutely privately owned, which means our objectives are firmly aligned with those of our investors. This means we can focus on delivering exceptional returns without distraction.

 

Darren Freemantle

Director

Darren is a Director of Marlborough Investment Management International (formerly Techinvest) and Marlborough’s Ireland-domiciled investment vehicle, IFSL ICAV. Between 2003 and 2018, Darren co-managed equity portfolios for two award-winning UCITS funds, the MFM Techinvest Technology Fund and the MFM Techinvest Special Situations Fund. He was also principal contributor to the Techinvest investment publication for ten years. Prior to this, Darren worked in the IT industry for 12 years. This period included six years at GEC Marconi as an avionics software engineer, three years at Lloyd’s of London in financial software development and three years at Steria, a pan-European IT provider, where he held leadership roles in business development and consultancy. Darren holds a BTEC HND in Computing and a Masters in Finance from the National College of Ireland.

Brian Farrell

Director

Brian is a Director and Designated Person for Investment Management of IFSL International Limited, and a Director of IFSL ICAV. He has more than 25 years’ experience in asset management and fund servicing and has held a number of senior positions. These include Head of Oversight at Link Fund Manager Solutions Ireland, which is a large third-party UCITS management company and Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM). During the previous 10 years, Brian was a Vice President in the compliance and regulatory consulting practice of Duff & Phelps (now Kroll), where he served as Designated Person of investment funds, UCITS Management Companies and AIFMs. Brian also managed the firm’s financial reporting practice. Prior to that he worked in finance roles with a number of investment firms and fund service providers in Australia and Ireland including Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon and Ulster Bank Markets. Brian is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), a Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) and holds a Diploma in Risk Management, Internal Audit & Compliance (with distinction) and a Diploma in Strategic Finance and Business Analytics (with distinction) from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Dom Clarke

Director

Dom trained with Deloitte in banking and securities audit and has post qualification experience at Promethean and Clearwater International. Dom has ten years’ experience at Marlborough including working on the successful acquisition and integration of IFSL. Dom was promoted to Finance Director in April 2014.

Raymond O'Neill

Non-Executive Director

Since 1987 Raymond has gained considerable experience working in the financial services market in general and the investment management industry in particular. He currently acts as an Independent Non-Executive Director of regulated investment funds and other regulated entities. Prior to taking these roles Raymond was a founding member and the CEO of Kinetic Partners, the global consultancy firm from 2005 to 2013. He was Managing Partner of the Financial Services Group at RSM Robson Rhodes, a London based professional services firm, after working as Managing Director at Investors Bank & Trust in Dublin, a global fund administrator and custodian. Between 1991 and 1994, Raymond was Vice President and Treasurer of Atlantic Corporate Management, a family office based in Bermuda. Between 1987 and 1991, he worked as a Manager in the Fund Administration department of the Bank of Bermuda. Raymond is an FCCA, a CFA and has a Dip IOD from the Institute of Directors.

Raymond O’Neill is an independent non-executive director of the ICAV.