De Lisle Partners LLP
3 Firs Lane
BH14 8JG

Tel: 020 7074 3572

LIPPER Fund Awards 2014 Winner UK. Money Observer Fund Awards 2014.

Who We Are

Richard de Lisle

Richard de Lisle - de Lisle FundRichard has been investing in stock markets since 1970, aged 13, and in the US market since 1980.  He read Economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 1976 until 1979 where he pooled his friends' grant cheques to collectively invest in the UK market. This enthusiasm for stock markets withered earlier interests in chess and bridge. Richard then travelled round America and entered the City as a US equity salesman for Merrill Lynch.  

In 1984, he moved to Dean Witter, where he was one of the leading US equity brokers of the 1980s. In 1991 he became managing director of Dean Witter’s six international offices. When Dean Witter merged with Morgan Stanley in 1997, he realised the opportunity to transfer to fund management, taking with him a dollar-based scholarship fund to Harvard University for Emmanuel College.

He continues to manage this scholarship fund to the present day and in November 2004 was elected Bye-Fellow of the college. Some of the grant cheque investors of the 1970s are investors in the De Lisle Fund today.


Sarah de Lisle

Sarah de Lisle - de Lisle FundAlthough educated at Queen Mary College, London, followed by four years at Goldman Sachs, Sarah's principal interest in the 1980s and 1990s was chess. She was the British Under 18 Girls’ Chess Champion and a member of both the England Ladies’ and Girls’ teams in the 1980s. She entered the US fund management industry in 1997 as an analyst at Othon, a privately held US fund which was hugely successful in the years leading to the dot com top, whereupon the fund correctly retired.

Since 2000, at De Lisle Partners, Sarah aids the investment process through research, psychology and being a reality check, facilitated by her extensive general knowledge. She is the Compliance Officer and is approved by the FCA to perform other controlled functions. Sarah has acted as locum investment cover since 2008.


Stephen Knowles

Stephen provides De Lisle Partners LLP with accounting, managerial and administrative support, as COO since 2010. He qualified as a chartered accountant and progressed to being a partner in a City practice before setting up his own firm specialising in helping small businesses in all areas of accounting and tax.

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