From 1996, in the Fitzrovia area of London, Hugues Gillibert developed Fitzrovia International alongside its founder Paul Moulton, pioneers in fund cost calculations. Fitzrovia International introduced Total Expense Ratios to Europe and produced the first databases of UK and Europe investment funds fees. In 2004 Fitzrovia was acquired by Thomson Reuters, before its rebirth as Fitz Partners in 2013.
Fitz Partners provides a renewed offering to asset managers in Europe focussed on the consistent delivery of accurate databases of Fund Charges alongside personalised best in class fund cost benchmarking, using its proprietary fee calculations, unique peer group construction expertise and close partnerships with its clients.
Today, Fitz Partners has become one of the largest providers of fund Board Reporting and Value Assessment services in Europe, thanks to its personable but professional approach, its unique expertise delivered by a great team as well as continued support from its Clients.
Meet the Team:
At Fitz Partners we understand the value our people bring in helping our clients to make accurate data-driven decisions. That’s why we have the best mathematical and investigative minds creating and analysing our data and not machines.
With data accuracy being at the heart of everything we do, we are passionate about building a culture of collaboration and continuous learning. All new starters and current team members receive intensive training and support to ensure that all have the confidence to contribute effectively to our growth and make a difference that serves our clients. Our team is small but ever-growing in numbers and expertise as we look to expand our client portfolio and develop our products further.
Hugues, the founder of Fitz Partners, started his career in the industry in 1996 when he joined Fitzrovia, introducing fund fees benchmarking in Europe. He has supported many industry working groups on fund expenses both in Europe and the UK and has become a regular commentator in the European Financial media. Hugues gained an MSc in Finance from Strathclyde University and degree in European Business Studies from KEDGE business school in France. He spends his spare time with his family and nothing will beat a bout of skiing, sailing or traveling with his teenage crew.
Darren is the Operation Director at Fitz Partners, ensuring the delivery of high quality data to clients. He began his career in the fund industry when he joined Fitzrovia International in 2003, prior to its acquisition by Thomson Reuters and its subsequent relaunch as Fitz Partners. Darren holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Management Studies from the University of Sussex. In his spare time Darren enjoys football and boxing, property development and game/software development.
Laura joined Fitz Partners in 2017 and oversees the research team, client research and Board Reporting services. Laura graduated from UCL with an MSc in Mathematics and has previously worked in various research roles – in finance, academia, advertising and television. In her spare time, Laura enjoys going to the gym, practising yoga and reading about psychology.
Matthew joined Fitz Partners in 2016 as a member of the Data Operations team, shortly after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Finance, Investment and Risk from the London Institute of Banking and Finance. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys a round of golf and performing/recording with his band.
Keegan is a Financial Data Analyst and has been working at Fitz Partners since 2018. He joined Fitz Partners after graduating from the University of Surrey with a degree in Financial Mathematics. He enjoys going for runs during his spare time and keeping active.
Pamela is a Financial Data Analyst and has been working at Fitz Partners since 2018. She joined Fitz Partners after graduating from the University of Kent with a BSc (Hons) in Financial Mathematics. She loves going to the cinema and trying out new restaurants.
Salik is an investment fund Data Research Analyst and he joined Fitz Partners in 2019. He has a BSc in Mathematics from University of Exeter. In his spare time, Salik likes to go running. He also has a black belt in Wado-Ryu karate. He adores spicy food and will most likely be spending weekends despairing over his beloved Arsenal.
Desi joined Fitz Partners in 2018 working as a Research Analyst. She holds an MSc in International Business Management with Entrepreneurship from Kingston University as well as the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership. She is currently also studying towards an accountancy qualification. She loves going to amusement parks, spending time in nature, BBQs and garden parties.
Zhaomin joined Fitz Partners in 2017 as a Financial Analyst after graduating from King’s College London with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, painting and yoga. Zhaomin loves plants but has not been successful at keeping them alive for long periods of time – she is still working on that.
Nam joined Fitz Partners in 2018 as a financial data analyst. He graduated from Kingston University with a BSc in Mathematics with Business. His position at Fitz Partners has allowed him to expand his knowledge about the complex world of finance and further enabled him to navigate his personal finance. He enjoys spending time with his growing family in his spare time.
Zack joined Fitz Partners as a Research Analyst in 2021 after graduating from UCL with a Bachelor’s in Management Science. In his spare time, Zack enjoys playing backgammon, golf, and darts.
Jeson joined Fitz Partners in 2021 as a Research Analyst, straight after graduating from the University of Reading where he studied Mathematics and Economics (BSc). Jeson loves watching football, movies and documentaries in his spare time.
James joined Fitz Partners in 2021 as a Financial Data Analyst, after graduating with a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Exeter. In his spare time, James enjoys walking his dog, trying new food, and commuting.
Judy joined Fitz Partners in 2022 as Relationship Executive after a career in financial technology. She holds an MSc in Corporate Finance, BSc in Biology (Queen Mary University of London) and a Diploma in Classical Singing from Trinity College London. In her spare time, Judy is passionate about weightlifting, the charity she co-founded and opera.
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To all the asset managers, consultants, legal firms, economists and partners working with us, we would like to thank you for your continued support!