Our Team

Ross Preston, CIO, Group Managing Director

Having qualified as a solicitor with Allen & Overy in London, Ross joined HSBC Investment Bank in London and latterly New York where he was MD International Sales Trading and Operations. He then later moved to Numis Corporation plc where he set up, and was CEO of, their US operation based in New York. Ross left New York in 2006 and joined Nova in 2007. Ross has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry.

Robin Newbould, COO, Director

Robin has worked in offshore finance for over 20 years, initially for MeesPierson and then Collins Stewart where he was appointed Head of Stockbroking in Guernsey in 2004. He left to help establish Cenkos Channel Islands (now Ravenscroft) in 2005, and was heavily involved in its listing on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange in 2007. In 2012, he established BullionRock, Guernsey’s foremost precious metals business, having previously served as a non-executive director of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

Dickon Addis, Portfolio Manager

Dickon studied Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at university and spent two years working for ICI and Zeneca, Dickon began his investment career with Furno and Del Castano Capital Partners focussing on their long only equity funds. He then spent four and a half years in International Institutional Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers in London before relocating to Guernsey and joining Nova in 2009. Dickon has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry.

Max Hilton CFA, Investment Consultant

Max returned to Guernsey from New York in 2008 with the aim of applying institutional investment experience to the offshore market. He joined an independent fiduciary firm and formed a risk consulting practice in 2009.  Previously, Max worked for JP Morgan Securities Inc. in New York within Proprietary Equities and was responsible for managing a global equities portfolio. Prior to this he worked at Ziff Brothers Investments in New York and London as a Senior Associate within the Quantitative Strategy Group. Max has held the CFA designation since 2001. Since 2009 he has served as Co-Chair of the CFA UK Performance and Risk Measurement Special Interest Group. Max has over 15 years in the investment industry.