Julian Cripps

Julian is a seasoned business leader and company director with a substantive track record of setting up, building and ultimately floating businesses.Well versed in a broad spectrum of management disciplines he is also passionate about the importance of individual emotional intelligence and organisational leadership.

Over his thirty-year career in financial services, predominately in investment management, Julian worked at HSBC and Barclays before becoming a founding partner at the investment management boutique, River and Mercantile Asset Management (R&M). Launched in 2006 with Julian as the COO, working closely with the CEO, R&M weathered the storm of the GFC in 2008 and went on to successfully float on the main LSE market in 2014.

More recently Julian headed up the investment division of the Railway Pension Scheme, one of the UK’s largest schemes with assets of c.£30 billion. He was hired specifically for the task of building an internal investment management capability to improve performance whilst reducing costs and the dependence on third-party managers.

Married with two boys at university, Julian is based in Warwickshire where he enjoys walking and cycling in the countryside whilst also being a dedicated yogi. He has an MBA from Hult Ashridge.

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