Funds & Capabilities

We offer a range of Funds suitable for different types of investor with a variety of Funds at selected points in the risk spectrum. For all Funds we believe it is essential that potential investors seek independent advice to understand their suitability for personal financial needs and objectives.

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Investment Approach

“Our investment approach aims to allow experienced  and skilled investment professionals to thrive within a disciplined risk framework that at all times aims to ensure the stewardship of clients’ assets is effectively maintained.” Stephen Watson, CIO
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South River Blog

Latest News: The art of the deal, Chinese style…18-Jun-18
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Important Letter to Shareholders 

Please see letter to shareholders


Important Disclosure Update Feb 2021

Please see letter to investors


Questions & Answers

Please see letter to investors


Important Disclosure 

Please see letter to investors


How we’re managing the COVID-19 pandemic…

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused deep concern and has brought unexpected challenges to everyone on a global scale. At South River, we remain committed to our clients whilst also ensuring the health and well-being of our team members. We are highly conscious of the trust you place in on us to protect and grow your assets, especially during these unpredictable times. Our investment team remains focused on making high-quality decisions in a rapidly changing market and we have a well-tested and effective business continuity plan in place to meet your needs. To help minimise the spread of coronavirus, we are carefully following the latest Government and health experts’ recommendations, which means all of our staff are working safely from their homes. South River team members are in a position to connect securely to all of our systems and applications we need to perform our day-to-day activities remotely for an extended period. We have not experienced any disruption to our operations as a result. We are in regular contact with our third-party service providers and continue to work closely with all of our stakeholders to ensure business operates at the same high level you have experienced in the past. Here at South River, we provide the highest level of transparency and open communication with you during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your trust and patience during this unparalleled period and encourage you to contact us with any concerns or questions. We are constantly monitoring the situation as it evolves and we will continue to keep you informed on an ongoing basis. Please see our letter to investors for additional information.

Welcome to South River Asset Management

both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute”.

South River Asset Management* is a specialist fund management company which brings together a team of highly experienced investment managers. Based in the City of London, we manage a range of mixed asset, bond and equity funds. We are passionate about the investments we make and, as a boutique fund manager, we have the ability, flexibility and agility to react quickly to market anomalies which also enables us to invest in companies regardless of their size. We are investment specialists with dedicated expertise across a range of themes and sectors. Our experience and track record has come from managing money through many different market and business cycles and our ethos is purely investment focused which aligns our interests with those of our clients. We offer our clients the benefits of boutique, specialist fund management.

* As of 11th January 2018, Peterhouse Asset Management and Peterhouse Capital (Guernsey) Ltd (formerly Hume Capital Ltd) were renamed South River Asset Management and South River (Guernsey) Ltd

*If you’re an investor in our South River Guernsey Funds (formerly Hume Funds), please click here to learn more about the restructuring and renaming of our Funds.


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Our Team

Stephen Watson

Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director

Stephen Watson is Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of South River Asset Management Ltd. He manages international multi-asset and equity portfolios and previously he co-ran the 4* Morningstar rated international equity funds at Northern Trust and was responsible for pan-European and Eurozone accounts at Northern Trust Global Investors. Before that he was a Director at Framlington Investment Management where he was head of European equities. Stephen has a BA Hons degree in Politics from Durham University.

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South River Asset Management Ltd is registered in England and Wales (Number 04195976). South River Asset Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, with its registered office at 1 King Street, London, EC2V 8AU. The information on this website is directed only to eligible professional investors. Please satisfy yourself that you are eligible to make such investments before accessing this information. You must read the following information before proceeding, as it enables the legal and regulatory restrictions which apply to both the information contained and investment products referred to within this website. To enter this website your browser must have cookies enabled or you will not be aware of important regulatory information. The information on this website constitutes a financial promotion and has been issued and approved by South River Asset Management Ltd for the purpose of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000  and does not, in any way, constitute investment legal or taxation advice. South River Asset Management Ltd’s details are set out in the FCA register and our FRN number is 197097. You hereby agree that any dispute arising from your use of this website or the information it contains, will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. This website is confidential, and no part of it may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted without the prior written permission of South River Asset Management Ltd. Investments may go up or down in value and you may lose some or all of the amount invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide for the future. Returns from the structured products are at risk in the event of any of the institutions who provide securities for these products default on their financial obligations. Any decision to invest should be based on the information contained in the relevant term sheet or prospectus (and any supplements thereto) of the relevant product which includes information on certain risks associated with an investment.

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