D. M. Cardale – Non-Executive Chairman
David Cardale is the co-founder and Chairman of global3digital (formerly Global Investor Relations). He has worked extensively in both Corporate Finance and Private Equity. He has advised a number of fund management groups including Gartmore, Ivory & Sime and NIM, and ran the European operations of NatWest Equity Partners. He has been a director of two London listed Investment Trusts. David Cardale holds an MBA from INSEAD.
B. M. Olliff – Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Barry Olliff 's career has spanned over 40 years within the investment trust (closed-end fund) sector. He began his career in 1964 with Denny Brothers, ultimately Pinchin Denny, as a market maker in the sector. In 1979 he moved to Laing & Cruickshank as a member of their investment trust department, and became a director in 1984. In 1987, he established Olliff & Partners, the stockbroker business from which City of London was founded in the early 1990's.
C. M. Yuste – Business Development Director
Carlos Yuste joined the firm in 2000. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as a Project Officer at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, which specializes in emerging markets research. He holds an MBA (Finance) from the Schulich School of Business, York University, an MA in Political Economy from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.
T. W. Griffith – Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining City of London Group in 2000, Thomas Griffith held various positions in the institutional client division of The Vanguard Group including roles as both a Client Relationship Manager and a Marketing Executive. In 1986 he obtained a bachelor's degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama.
Dr. A.S. Bufferd – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Allan Bufferd is Treasurer Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT") where he served for over 30 years prior to his retirement in 2006. At MIT, he served as an ex-officio member of the governing board and its executive committee and supervised the formulation and implementation of investment policy for US$12 billion of endowment and retirement fund assets. He is a director of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, (NYSE). In addition, he serves as a director of several private companies and investment funds covering diverse asset classes. He is also director/trustee of several Non-Profit Organisations, primarily focussed around healthcare.
R. A. Dartnell – Independent Non-Executive Director
Rian Dartnell is Chief Investment Officer for Granite Associates and is a trustee of, or adviser to, a number of US Foundation and Endowment committees. His past experience includes senior roles at Bankers Trust, where he focussed on Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and at Global Asset Management, where he was a fund manager responsible for international funds with an emphasis on Emerging Markets and Asia, initially based in London and subsequently in Brazil. Rian holds a BSc (Econ) and a MSc (Econ), both from the London School of Economics and Political Science.