Neptune promotes Unwin to tech investing head

Ali Unwin NeptuneNeptune Investment Management has promoted Ali Unwin to the role of chief technology officer, as the asset manager focuses on tech investing opportunities.

Unwin, who manages the Neptune Global Technology fund, will continue to run the fund but will also focus on technological disruption, identifying areas to invest.

Founder and chief executive of Neptune Robin Geffen says the asset manager is focused on identifying the changes taking place in industries, “most of which is stemming from technological advancement”.

“Indeed, over the next decade, we believe a proper understanding of tech disruption will be one of the biggest determinants of outperformance,” says Geffen.

Neptune says analysts will focus on tech disruption when looking at all global equity sectors, compiling company research and setting price targets, although Unwin is currently the only employee focusing solely on technology disruption.

“More and more companies are referring to themselves as technology companies: banks, insurers, healthcare companies – even coffee companies. We too believe a greater focus on technology in the fund management industry has become increasingly important, and will be key to delivering outperformance to our clients in the coming years,” he adds.