Culross Global is composed of three legal entities, with offices located in Malta, UK and Switzerland. The Maltese entity is the investment manager and is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as an AIFM. The investment committee convenes in Malta for our formal quarterly investment committee meetings. The UK entity carries out investment research as well as middle and back office functions, and is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Swiss entity also carries out investment research, and has been awarded a license to distribute in Switzerland by FINMA. Marketing is carried out in all three offices.

Culross Founder

Nigel Blanshard
Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Nigel is the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Investment Committee. He founded Culross in 1992. As CIO, he has responsibility for manager selection and portfolio management.

Nigel began his career in 1980 as a fixed income portfolio manager at INA Insurance (latterly CIGNA). In 1986, he became Head of Fixed Income, managing $3.5bn and leading a team of 24 employees. In 1989, Nigel was appointed CIO of newly-founded Century Asset Management, where he managed bond portfolios and traded futures, options and FX according to a global macro absolute return methodology.

Nigel studied Engineering and Geography at Cambridge University graduating with an M.A.

Culross Team

Nigel is backed by a diverse team of experienced professionals who provide investment support, middle and back office functions and oversight.