Castlefield hires ex-Barings European equities head

James Buckley will lead the £22.1m CFP Castlefield Sustainable European fund

James Buckley
James Buckley


Sustainable investment boutique Castlefield has hired James Buckley (pictured) as lead manager of the £22.1m CFP Castlefield Sustainable European fund.

He joins from from Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland where he was head of equity research since 2021. Prior to that, he was head of European equities at Barings for over 14 years.

Buckley has also held roles at Premier Asset Management and Brown Shipley.

He replaces Rory Hammerson, who is leaving the firm to take over his family’s sustainable agriculture business.

Meanwhile, Castlefield has also appointed Bronwyn Riley as a client manager after 12 years at Tilney.

John Eckersley, founder and senior partner at Castlefield, said: “We are dedicated to attracting top talent, in turn aligned with Castlefield’s ‘thoughtful’ values and helping to drive our vision. James and Bronwyn have exactly those characteristics and will both play an important part within the business, supporting our long-term sustainable growth.

“James’s wealth of expertise in European equities further enhances the resource behind the Castlefield Sustainable European fund and will help to ensure continued strong returns for our clients.”

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