Robert Goldsmith founded Castellain Capital LLP in early 2009 and has managed the award-winning Castellain Value Fund since inception. Robert has been an active investor in closed-end funds for over 20 years. He was previously with Dawnay, Day where he specialised in investing in closed-end funds, property companies and other asset-backed situations. He has served on the board of a number of investment trusts. Robert has a BSc (Hons) First Class in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham.
Stephen Ackerman is a partner of Castellain Capital LLP. He joined shortly after its founding and is responsible for managing the Castellain Income Fund. Stephen has over 20 successful years of income focused investment experience. Previously, Stephen spent 9 years with Petchey (Holdings) plc with the lattermost 6 years as Investment Director, where he was responsible for the implementation of an activist investment strategy focused on London Stock Exchange listed small- and mid-cap asset-backed companies. He has served on the board of both listed and private companies and has executed, as principal, both recommended and hostile takeovers. Stephen graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.
Simon Dalah is a partner of Castellain Capital and the portfolio manager of the Castellain Emerging Market Credit Fund. He has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years during which time he has almost exclusively focused on emerging market credit. Simon was previously the portfolio manager of the LTS Global Emerging Markets Fund, having joined LTS as a partner in 2011. Prior to joining LTS, Simon was Global Head of Emerging Market Credit Sales at a number of investment banks.
David Gelber is a founding partner of Castellain Capital LLP and serves as Compliance Officer. David was Chief Operating Officer of ICAP Plc from 1994 until 2007. Prior to ICAP, David held a variety of senior trading positions, particularly in derivatives, working for Citibank, Chemical Bank and HSBC, where he was Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Global Markets. David has a BSc in Statistics and Law from the University of Jerusalem and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of London.
Head of Operations
Sonia Malik joined Castellain Capital LLP as Operations Manager in 2018. Prior to this Sonia worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) undertaking roles in Accounting and Treasury. Sonia graduated from King's College London with a BSc in Biochemistry and went on to complete the ACT (Association of Corporate Treasurers) diploma and certificates in International Treasury management, Corporate Finance & Funding and Financial Maths & Modelling.
Assistant Portfolio Manager
Jonathan joined Castellain in 2021 as part of the Emerging Market Credit Fund launch. Jonathan worked with Simon at LTS Capital from 2013 – 2020 where he was the Head of Operations. Prior to this Jonathan worked at Barclays and Morgan Stanley as a Structured Credit Trading Assistant. Jonathan graduated from Imperial College with a Masters in Engineering.
Zi Wei joined Castellain Capital in 2021 as an Investment Analyst. Zi Wei has a BA in Philosophy from the University of East Anglia and an MA in Philosophy from King's College London.
Jamie joined Castellain Capital in September 2022 as an Investment Analyst. He spent 4 years with EY in Banking and Capital Markets Assurance, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants for Scotland). Jamie has a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England.
Alexia joined Castellain Capital as an Operations Analyst in 2022. Prior to this Alexia worked at Ardian and HFW LLP. Alexia has a BSc (Hons) in Business Management with Finance from the University of Brighton.