Barry Dargan

CEO and Lead Portfolio Manager

Barry is a Chartered Accountant, has a BSc degree in economics from City University, London and studied Japanese at Keio University, Tokyo.

Barry was previously Partner, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Artisan Partners where he set up, lead-managed and was sole decision maker for the Artisan Global Equity strategy, and opened the firm’s London office (2010-2013). Artisan’s Global Equity fund had top decile performance under his tenure, with buy ratings from leading global consultants.

Before that Barry was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at MFS (1996-2010) where he was portfolio manager of the MFS International Growth Fund (2001-2010) and co-manager of the MFS Global Growth Fund (2003-2010). Total funds managed were approximately $6 billion. During his tenure these funds had consistent top quartile performance and had top rankings with major consultants. Barry worked in Boston, Tokyo (where he opened the MFS office) and London with MFS during his time at the firm.

Previous history was as an Executive Director and head of global technology research at SG Warburg in Tokyo (1992-1996), head of research and technology analyst covering Japanese technology at James Capel, Tokyo (1988-1992) where he led the Extel number-one rated technology research team two years running, and investment analyst covering European technology at Phillips & Drew, London (1984-1988). Barry he started his career at Arthur Andersen as a Chartered Accountant in London (1981-1984).