Jeremy runs the team that invests and manages our portfolio. He is passionate about finding sustainable ways to tackle social challenges and using them to improve peoples lives.
Since joining Big Society Capital in 2013 he has been focused on shifting our investment activities to being driven by better understanding of social issues and key partners. Each investment team member now leads issue based groups and hold trustee and volunteer roles in charities and social enterprises. Jeremy has also aimed to expand the breadth of Big Society Capital's investments to better reflect demand, including charity bonds, simpler loans, community shares, property and crowdfunding - many investment team members now also specialise in product areas. He is increasingly focused on how to improve the quality of social impact analysis and evidence across our portfolio.
Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the charitable and investment sectors. He has had voluntary or non-exec roles at eleven charities or social enterprises including the Princes Trust, Ashoka, Big Issue Invest, Jubilee Debt Campaign and Pilotlight. Jeremy started his investment career as a pit trader on the LIFFE floor for SG Warburg. Jeremy later set up and ran JP Morgan’s European High Yield Trading group, growing it to be the market leader and becoming JP Morgan’s youngest Managing Director. He then became a Partner at Praxient Capital, a multi-asset investment fund.
In addition to his roles on Big Society Capital’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee, Jeremy sits on Big Issue Invest’s Investment Committee (since 2009), Access - the Foundation for Social Investment's Joint Investment Committee and the Lankelly Chase Investment Committee. He is also a governor for his local primary school.
One of the commitments we made in our transparency proposals was the publication of historical deal-level data up to September 2015. Today we are able to publish that data, which includes deals made or facilitated by fund managers, banks and other intermediaries who have received capital from Big Society Capital.