Investment
Objective

Our investment objective is to generate long-term capital growth through investing in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of equity or equity related investments. The Investment Advisor does this across public and private markets.
We are well positioned to succeed. Chrysalis Investments has an appropriate structure and a distinct proposition. We have a vehicle that can provide permanent crossover capital. We back companies for the long-term, whether they are private or public.
We are highly relevant. The investment team has a 20-year track record in the UK small and mid-cap listed market. We are one of the most active participants in the UK IPO market and have a material proposition, underpinned by over £7billion of capital.
We back outstanding companies. Chrysalis Investments is looking to identify businesses that are disrupting huge addressable markets by harnessing the benefits of technology. These are typically later stage assets, with proven business models that are generating strong rates of growth with superior economics.

Actively managed by Jupiter

Richard Watts and Nick Williamson head up the Chrysalis Investments’ investment team, part of Jupiter Asset Management’s (formerly Merian Global Investors) multi award-winning small- and mid-cap UK equities team. With assets under management of over £7.0 billion* across its portfolio of actively managed UK equity funds, the investment team has established itself as one of the UK’s leading crossover investors. Chrysalis Investments is a permanent capital vehicle which provides investors with access to the world’s most innovative and disruptive companies, across both public and private markets.

*Merian Global Investors as at February 2021.

Nick Williamson
Nick Williamson
Co-fund Manager
Fund Manager in the UK Small and Mid Cap team.

Before joining Jupiter in July 2020, Nick worked at Merian Global Investors as a UK smaller companies portfolio manager. Prior to this, he worked as a sell-side analyst for over a decade with a broad range of analytical responsibilities, most recently at Citigroup. He began his investment career in 1995.

 

Nick has a BA in Economics from Durham University and is a CFA® charterholder.

Richard Watts
Richard Watts
Co-fund Manager
Head of Strategy, UK Small & Mid Cap in the UK Small & Mid Cap team.

Before joining Jupiter in July 2020, Richard worked at Merian Global Investors as a UK mid-cap portfolio manager. Prior to joining Merian, Richard worked at Orbis Investment Advisory as an equity analyst. Before this, he was a senior associate in the investment management division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He began his investment career in 1998.

 

Richard has a degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford. He is IIMR-qualified and is a CFA® charterholder.