Meet our team
Investment Selection Committee
The Investment Selection Committee is dedicated to making it easier for investors to choose the right investment for them. We look across the investment landscape, covering passive and active options on our Super 60 and ACE 30 rated lists, alongside our Model Portfolios and Quick Start funds. Our flat-fee pricing means there are no commercial considerations or other external influences that impact our investment choices. We simply look for what we believe to be the best options available for investors.
Moira O'Neill – Head of Personal Finance
After more than 20 years in investment and personal finance journalism, including senior roles at Moneywise, Money Observer and Investors Chronicle, Moira became Head of Personal Finance at ii in 2018. She is an investing columnist for the Financial Times, a winner of the Wincott Personal Finance Journalist of the Year and has written two personal finance books: Finance At 40 and Saving And Investing For Your Children.
Andrew Pitts – Independent consultant
Beginning his career in financial journalism at Euromoney in 1991, Andrew joined Money Observer in 1994 and became editor in 1998. He stepped down in 2015 but remains a regular contributor and edits the quarterly Trust supplement. Andrew has twice been named Best Financial Consumer Journalist by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), and in 2015 received a special award from the AIC in recognition of his contribution to the investment trust industry.
Rebecca O’Keeffe –
Head of Investment
With more than 25 years’ experience in investment and personal finance, Rebecca has extensive knowledge on global markets, macroeconomics and tax – including ISAs and SIPPs. Graduating with an Economics and Statistics degree, she spent more than a decade in the investment management industry and started working with ii in 2004. Rebecca is a regular contributor to national and specialist media.
Chris Horner –
Head of Legal & Compliance
Chris has more than 30 years’ experience working in financial services, having joined the industry shortly after the Big Bang in the early 1980s. He has provided regulatory expertise and leadership within compliance at a number of organisations, including Skipton Building Society and GE. Chris joined ii in 2015 from Lloyds Banking Group.
Dzmitry Lipski – Head of Funds Research
Responsible for fund selection and portfolio construction at ii, Dzmitry joined us in 2017 after two years at TD Direct Investing. Previously, he worked at Bank Leumi and spent four years as a portfolio analyst at Standard Life. A graduate in Financial Economics from the University of Liverpool, Dzmitry has more than ten years’ investment experience, is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Lee Wild – Head of Equity Strategy
Lee started his career in the City 25 years ago as an options pit trader on the International Petroleum Exchange in London. After several years as an investment manager at HSBC and three years producing analysis for Investors Chronicle magazine, he became editor and Head of Equity Strategy at ii in 2014. Lee is regularly quoted in the financial press and runs our award-winning newsletter and market-beating winter portfolios.
Faith Glasgow – Editor, Money Observer
Having been managing editor of the magazine for more than two years, Faith took over as editor at Money Observer in September 2015. She started her career as a financial journalist with FT publications, including several years on the Investors Chronicle, before spending 15 years as a freelance journalist. During that time, she wrote regularly on investment for Money Observer and the Investors Chronicle, the FT weekend money pages, among many other publications.
Kyle Caldwell –
Deputy Editor, Money Observer
Former personal finance reporter Kyle joined Money Observer in 2016 from Telegraph Media Group. He has won various awards, including the Investment Association’s National Investment Journalist of the Year and Association of Investment Companies National Journalist of the Year. More recently he was crowned Financial Consumer Journalist of the Year by the Association of Investment Companies.
Rachel Rickard Straus – Editor, Moneywise
Rachel joined Moneywise as editor in September 2018. She was previously assistant editor of Mail Online’s This Is Money and presenter of mainstream economics show The Big Money Questions. Rachel regularly speaks on radio and television including the BBC, TalkRadio and Sky News about the latest financial news stories and what they mean for people’s pockets. She is also a trustee of a charity called Economy, which is committed to making talking about economics accessible for all.
Liberty Godfrey –
Investment Data Analyst
Liberty joined ii in 2018 to provide support and quantitative analysis within the fund selection team. She graduated with a BSc Hons in Finance and Investment Banking and completed an internship at Mattioli Woods, where she worked alongside the investment team. She is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and is currently working towards her Investment Advice Diploma.
Teodor Dilov – Fund Analyst
Having joined ii in 2019, Teodor is responsible for our investment oversight activities and fund selection for the Super 60 and ACE 30. Previously he co-managed the Share Centre’s active funds rated list and worked closely with the portfolio managers. He has an MSc in Finance from Oxford Brookes University as well as a Finance and Accounting degree, and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
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