VAM Sales Team

David Macdonald
Sales and Marketing Director
David began his financial services career in 1989 as a Graduate Trainee in the City of London. In 1994, he progressed into distribution of offshore and cross-border wealth management solutions. In 2002, he joined Royal Skandia as Area Sales Manager (South East Asia) before moving to Hong Kong as Head of Sales (Asia). In 2008, as Head of Region, with full regulatory responsibilities to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), he led the establishment and successful growth of the Singapore branch of Royal Skandia.
E-mail: david.macdonald@vam-funds.com

David Cockerton
Group Development Director
David, who previously held several senior positions with Zurich in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, left Zurich in January 2017 after 23 years with the insurance giant. Prior to his departure, David co-chaired the HSBC and Citibank Regional Steering Committees and played a pivotal role in Zurich’s exclusive distribution agreement with Standard Chartered Bank in the UAE and Bahrain. David joined VAM in July 2017 as Senior Adviser to expand business across the Middle East, and was appointed to Group Development Director in November 2017.
E-mail: david.cockerton@vam-funds.com

Helen Holmes
Investment Director
Helen’s financial career began in Zimbabwe in 2004 where she managed pension fund and private client investment portfolios in a period of hyper-inflation. In 2007, she moved to Dubai where she joined Emirates NBD Asset Management as a fund analyst, and later progressed to fund manager working on the fixed income and global funds’ desks. In 2013, she headed up the international funds’ desk and, with the appointment of a delegate investment manager, Helen was able to focus her time on promoting the suite of multi-manager funds, managing high net worth discretionary portfolios, as well as carrying out due diligence to develop new products. Helen’s buy-side background provides an excellent accompaniment to VAM’s strong sales team.
E-mail: helen.holmes@vam-funds.com

Steve Reddaway
Business Development Manager
Europe and Latin America
Steve has been working in the financial services industry for 25 years, the last 15 of which have been offshore. His offshore experience started at Royal Skandia covering Central and Eastern Europe. After seven years, he moved on to AIG and travelled to South America to open up their IFA links. Based in France, Steve covers Europe and Latin America for VAM.
E-mail: stephen.reddaway@vam-funds.com

Mark Taylor
Business Development Manager
Middle East
Mark has been in the offshore investment industry for over 20 years, which dates back to 1994 with Royal & Sun Alliance in the Isle of Man. He has been with the VAM group for over 15 years, covering various senior positions within the company, including Compliance Officer, Sales Support and Administration Manager. Mark started as Business Development Manager for VAM in 2007 and was initially responsible for intermediary relationships in the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Ireland. Since 2011, Mark has been looking after both intermediary and institutional relationships in the Middle East.
E-mail: mark.taylor@vam-funds.com

Jason Humphreys
Business Development Manager
Southern Asia
Jason has a career spanning 15 years in the offshore industry in Asia. Before joining VAM, he worked as an IFA in Malaysia for 10 years providing offshore wealth management solutions to clients across the Asian region. Prior to this, Jason spent a few years in Singapore, where his role was predominantly providing investment solutions to HNW clients, before finally moving back to Malaysia. Jason has developed an extensive knowledge of the IFA industry in the region and covers business development in South East Asia for VAM.
E-mail: jason.humphreys@vam-funds.com

Anthony Lyman
Business Development Manager
Northern Asia
Anthony has had a career within the financial services industry of over 12 years, based both onshore and offshore, providing wealth management solutions to HNW clients across Asia. Before joining VAM, Anthony was a highly successful IFA. Over the last eight years, Anthony has built up an extensive knowledge of the Asian IFA industry and the UK IFA industry before that during his career with Lloyds. Anthony is based in Malaysia and covers the northern part of Asia.
E-mail: anthony.lyman@vam-funds.com

Ben Wiseman
Business Development Manager
Africa
Ben started his career in the offshore finance sector in 2003 with International Investment. In 2006, he joined the team that launched International Adviser, with a key focus on intermediaries based in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and South Africa. During this time, he gained an understanding of the many regions and sectors that make up the international financial market. More recently, Ben has worked as Head of Business Development with a discretionary fund manager assisting a launch into the intermediary sector in Europe.
E-mail: ben.wiseman@vam-funds.com