Steven Bates

Chairman

Steven was appointed to the board on 3 May 2011. He is also chairman of Vietnam Opportunities Fund. Other board roles held by Steven include being a director of GuardCap Asset Management, a specialist investment management company, British Empire Securities & General Investment Trust, Magna Umbrella Fund, Biotech Growth Trust PLC and he is Chairman of Third Point Offshore Investors Limited. Steven sits on or is adviser to various committees in the wealth management, pension fund and charity areas. Previously he was head of global emerging markets at JP Morgan Asset Management.