About Us

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Common Sense Investing

TCF Investment started over a decade ago, our aim from the start has been to create a totally customer-focused investment business. Our driving force was to challenge an over-priced, over-complicated industry, more concerned with selling than looking after people’s money. TCF is different. We brought together experts from across the industry that shared our passion to deliver straight forward, reliable, evidence-based solutions. Our products are designed to meet the needs of our customers, everything about our business is designed to make advisers’ lives easier.

The Founders

WITH OVER THIRTY YEARS EACH IN FINANCIAL SERVICES, DAN AND GARY HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE GAINED IN SOME OF THE LARGEST FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES IN THE UK.

Founder - DAVID (DAN) NORMAN

DAN moved into financial services in 1986 after an early career with GEC having studied Chemistry. He held several senior sales and marketing roles with both life companies and asset managers, and most recently was CEO Credit Suisse Asset Management (UK & Ireland).

Founder - GARY MAIRS

Gary joined the investment industry after studying Economics at Trinity College Cambridge. After a career as a fund manager, he moved into senior executive management for a number of asset managers. Most recently he was CEO of Insight Investment’s Retail business and Group Deputy CEO.

The Investment Committee

Drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, all with many years’ expertise, we never forget that each pound we look after is important. Unlike many fund managers, we don’t chop & change (as this just increases cost). Instead, we take a long-term view of the world & seek to add value only when there is a compelling opportunity. We seek to invest when assets are “cheap” and sell when they become “expensive”. We are the low cost tortoise of the investment world rather than the expensive hare.

Chairman - David Somers

David began his career in the investment department of ICI Pension Fund, before becoming the Managing Director and London CIO of Manufacturers Hanover Investment (now part of JP Morgan) and then taking a similar role at Nikko Capital Management. David currently holds two non-executive director positions for FCA regulated entities and is also an Independent Trustee for Fujitsu Technologies International Pension Fund and Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Member - Róisín Magee

Starting in corporate finance at JP Mervis, Róisín moved to Insight Investment as a UK Equity analyst and ultimately Head of the Pan European Equity team managing c£20bn. A later move to TRW Investment Management, as MD and CIO, saw Róisín manage the in-house pension fund (£3.5bn).  She was appointed CIO, AIBIM Investment Managers, Dublin – with over £12bn of assets.

Member - ERROL MANOOK

Prior to senior executive and consulting roles, Errol began his career as a fund-of-funds manager, developing the investment process and philosophy of one of the largest funds of funds at the time. He has been a member of risk and investment committees reviewing portfolios and strategies and now provides turnaround and strategic consulting advice to some of the largest public and private investment management firms.

Member - James Cottee

James was born in Shropshire in 1966 and graduated in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. He has twenty years’ experience in various types of investment research, in fund management, at a specialist research boutique and most recently in manager research for one of the world’s largest investment firms.

Member - ROBERT “BOB” PRANCE

Starting his career managing private client discretionary funds for Lloyds Bank, Bob went on to work within Lloyds for over 30 years until retirement. In roles such as Investment Director and Head of UK Equity Research within specialist subsidiaries, he dealt with large corporate, retail and local authority pension funds and other major clients both in the UK and globally.