Toby Hampden-Acton joined 1167 Capital at its inception in 2016. Toby began his career in the 1980s as a trader in the metals, commodities and financial derivatives markets. In 1991, he joined the then UK investment management regulator IMRO and managed a monitoring team.
In 1993, Toby moved to Yamaichi International Europe as the Deputy Compliance Officer. He then moved to Baring Asset Management as Head of Compliance in 1997, and subsequently to Cazenove Capital Management as Compliance Director in 2001.
In 2004, Toby joined Thames River Capital as Chief Administration and Risk Officer and in 2005 became Chief Compliance and Risk Officer managing all forms of operational risk and investment risk oversight, the legal team, and the product development process. Following the acquisition of Thames River Capital by F&C Asset Management plc in 2010, Toby was appointed Chief Executive Officer of both Thames River Capital and Thames River Multi-Capital in 2012.
From 2007 to 2016, Toby was Chief Compliance and Risk Officer and a member of Nevsky Capital’s Management Committee, one of the world’s leading global long / short equity fund management firms. He was also a non-executive Director of the firm’s flagship fund, Nevsky Fund plc.
Toby has been a Non-Executive Director of a number of UCITS and hedge fund companies during his career.