Latitude Investment Management makes two new hires

Latitude Investment Management has appointed Jacopo Di Nardo as a senior analyst and James Foster as COO. These appointments come as the asset manager has continued to report peer group leading returns since inception in 2016, and the steady progression of client inflows.

Di Nardo started his career at Blackstone as a private equity analyst focused on European buyouts. After Blackstone, he joined Pelham Capital where he analysed companies in the European real estate, infrastructure, building materials and consumer services sectors. He then joined Makuria Investments where he worked as an equity analyst.  

Di Nardo holds a MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan.

Foster has 15 years’ experience in the industry focusing on management, operations and compliance. He was previously Head of Operations at Albert Bridge Capital. Prior to that, James was responsible for the operations of multiple funds at Valiance Asset Management. In his previous roles he also held the function of Compliance Officer and Money Laundering officer.

The Latitude Horizon Fund is up 28 per cent net of fees since its launch in November 2016 and remains top of its peer group since inception. The Fund, and its associated strategy, have been backed by a number of high-quality investors including Witan Investment Trust.

Freddie Lait, CIO and Founder of Latitude Investment Management, says: “Within any investment business, the team is its greatest asset. Strengthening ours through the pandemic was bold and exciting, and it sets us up well to build on our successes to date in our fifth year as an independent business. We are delighted to have further strengthened our investment team; Jacopo is a fantastic analyst I have known for a number of years. It’s another really exciting hire, as we continue to build the business for the long term. We are also very pleased to add James to our operations team, he brings experience and expertise which will allow us to maintain our momentum as we grow.”

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