Will Searle

Fund Manager

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This company looks cheap, that company looks cheap, but the overall economy could completely screw it up. The key is to wait. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing. David Tepper

Will is our Fund Manager and joined Dowgate Wealth in September 2021 to launch and manage the SVS Dowgate Wealth European Growth Fund. The European fund launched in March 2022 and will allow unitholders to benefit from the attractive investment opportunities across the European market by focusing on bottom-up investing. He studied Accounting & Finance at Southampton University. Since then, Will qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) which is a globally recognised professional designation, that measures and certifies the competence and integrity of financial analysts.

Will began his financial career in 2010 at Hargreave Hale, working as a UK small-cap analyst for Giles Hargreave on the Marlborough Special Situations and Marlborough Microcap Funds. He was also part of the team that launched the Marlborough Multi-Cap Income Fund in 2011 and the Marlborough Nano Cap Fund in 2012. In 2015 Will expanded his role to include European equities by joining David Walton as Assistant Fund Manager of the Marlborough European Multi-Cap Fund before being promoted to Deputy Fund Manager in 2017.

Taking on a role at Dowgate Wealth has enabled Will to channel his passion and experience investing in European growth companies into generating ideas for the investment team.

In addition to his duties as Fund Manager, Will enjoys spending time outdoors, the occasional round of golf and spending time with his young family.

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