Who we are

Newscape is led by an experienced team of investment management and global financial market professionals. Our team operates across three key verticals, Advisor Services, Fund Management and Specialist Markets. We are proud of the work we do on behalf of our clients and partners. Newscape seeks to hire bright and driven individuals who bring unique skills and experience to our business.

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We have a bold and clear vision for the success of our people and business. We support our people to achieve and succeed. We embrace opportunity and strive to continually learn and develop.

Our London based team

Business Unit

Stephen Decani

Chief Executive

Stephen Decani is the Chief Executive at Newscape Capital Group and is responsible for the management of the business having led the group since inception in 2008. He has over 20 years experience across Investment Management, Banking, & Trading. Previously a Partner at a start-up alternative investment firm Stephen was responsible for the institutional business and deal origination across private equity, venture capital and asset backed lending. Stephen has held other senior roles including Global Head of Distribution for the international arm of Rand Merchant Bank, Head of Business Development for Banking and Asset Management in the Financial Services team at KPMG in London and at N.M. Rothschild in Asia where he worked initially within asset management and subsequently within the Bank as a trader and market maker on the gold and silver metals desk. Stephen leads the group’s commercial activities while working closely with institutional clients and partners.

John Owens

Non-Executive Director

John Owens is a Board Advisor at Newscape and advises the business on pension fund investment and risk management methodology. Currently a Principal at global placement firm First Avenue, John began his career as a pensions manager before moving to consultancy where he provided advice on all aspects of pension fund benefit design, insurance of risk benefits risk and investment strategy. For the last 20 years John has worked for a variety of asset managers where he was responsible for establishing and running highly regarded and successful investment sales, client service and consulting relationship teams across a wide range of market segments, including IFA’s, fund of fund providers, manager of manager and investment consultants. John has been a regular speaker at trustee training events, sits on a series of industry judging panels and been voted marketer of the year by his peers.

Philippe Bonnefoy

Senior Advisor to the Investment Committee

Philippe Bonnefoy is Senior Advisor to the Investment Committee at Newscape. Philippe has been managing money globally for over 30 years having built a number of successful investment businesses including the Cedar Fund which was sold to Erste Bank AG in 2007 and Cedar Partners Investment Management (formerly COMAS Management), which was the external investment advisor to Commerzbank for alternative investments. Philippe’s other roles have included Managing Director responsible for trading and international activities for one of the world’s largest proprietary trading firms established by former Kidder, Peabody’s & Co. executives. He began his career at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York in corporate finance before joining the team that founded the International Investment business in London where he managed the international equity portfolios for the BHP Pension Fund and other institutional clients.

Daniel Mermina

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel is Chief Operating Officer at Newscape where he is responsible for running and overseeing investment and business operations at the firm. He also contributes to the decision-making process in developing the firm’s business strategic objectives, policies and plans, and ensures decisions are implemented within the day to day running of the company. Daniel graduated from the University of Birmingham with a B.Sc. (Honours) Physics and Astrophysics degree and holds the IMC.

Alex Brennan

Head of Compliance

Alex is Head of Complinace at Newscape responsible for implementing and managing the firms’ compliance and regulatory functions while serving as Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer alongside responsibility for Systems and Controls. Prior to Newscape, Alex has held specialist consultant positions at Commerbank, Santander and Chubb Insurance.

Chris Hume


Chris is a member of the compliance team at Newscape. Chris has worked as Compliance Policy Manager at Tri Alpha Investment Advisors and as a compliance consultant providing compliance services including monitoring to regulated firms of Asset Managers, Venture Capitalists and Corporate Financiers.

James Hutson

Head of Portfolio Construction

James is Head of Portfolio Construction at Newscape. He commenced his career in the City in 1999 as an Equity Analyst with Societe Generale, and subsequently with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods. After more than 10 years analysing the financial sector, James moved in to wealth management holding senior positions including Chief Investment Officer and MD at Rowan Dartington. He holds an MBA (Finance) from City University Business School and has been ranked by Extel, Institutional Investor and Starmine.

Ieva Katiliute

Investor Relations Associate

Ieva is Investor Relations Associate at Newscape Capital Group. She is responsible for relationship management and public relations. She has previously worked on tech start-ups with responsibilities of capital raising and business development. Ieva graduated from the University of Westminster with a BSc in Finance with Management.

Ryan Janpas

Senior Analyst

Ryan recently graduated with a first class honorary degree in International business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Newscape he completed a traineeship programme at Julius Baer. Ryan’s experience spanned across investment consulting and acquisitions, and Portfolio management, where he worked directly with senior portfolio managers, providing analytical data on portfolio performance, as well as managing cash and investment products.

Martin Jørgensen


Martin is an analyst at Newscape Capital Group where he is responsible for trade settlements and conducting research for the investment team. Martin recently graduated from Skive College, Denmark where he studied Marketing and Business Economics. He is currently undertaking a traineeship at Newscape with Trainees Abroad (PIU Denmark).