Investment Team

Alltus Japan Fund is a diverse team of investment professionals, unified by our shared values and a singular focus on Japan.

Alltus Executive Team

Alexander Griffin, Alltus Capital

Alexander Griffin

Fund Manager

Alexander was born in Japan and lived there for his first 10 years. He started his career in the City at Wako Securities in 1985 where he was manager of equity sales. He moved to the Flemings group, first in London and then Tokyo (a period of 6 years) after brief stints at Okasan Securities (1989) and Salomon Brothers (1993). At Flemings he was director and then head of global international institutions.

In 1999 he joined Boyer Allan Investment LLP, ran the Japan Fund with Richard Whittall and voted the best fund manager of Japan and also Asia in 2004. He and Richard briefly joined Fabien Pictet and Partners in 2009 but chose eventually to start Alltus Capital in 2013.

Richard Whittall, Alltus Capital

Richard Whittall

Fund Manager

Richard Whittall was born in Mombasa, Kenya and brought up in Africa and Asia. He studied at SOAS, London University and later Kobe University, Japan. In 1990 he joined Flemings, London and then Jardine Fleming, Tokyo. He managed the main funds including Japan Trust. All the funds were in the top 5 percentile when he left in 2000.

He then switched to Hedge Fund investing with Boyer Allan and began a 20 year partnership with Alexander Griffin. Alltus Capital was established in 2013.

Susie Woodford, Alltus Capital
Susie Woodford

Chief Operating Officer

Susie joined Alltus Capital as Chief Operating Officer in 2016.

Susie has previously been Chief Financial Officer at Pioneer Point Partners LLP, and Finance Director at both Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited and Sabre Fund Management Limited. Prior to this she held positions at Hambros Bank PLC and Barclays Cater Allen Limited.

Susie is a Certified Chartered Accountant.

Richard Ramsey, Alltus Capital


Richard Ramsay

Richard Ramsay has lived in Japan for over 25 years. Richard started his career in 1987, at Daiichi Securities London before travelling to Japan in 1990 to study Japanese in Hiroshima.

He then joined a leading investment bank Kleinwort Benson in 1993 in a research sales role, and then in 1999 in a similar role he joined Lehman Brothers Japan and subsequently Barclays Japan in 2008, both as senior vice president. We receive proprietary, bespoke research from Richard who is based in Japan.

Singapore Team

Mark Voumard
Anil Ponnampalam, Gordian Capital
Anil Ponnampalam
Chief Portfolio Officer
Fund Solutions
Cherie Tay, Gordian Capital
Cherie Tay
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Risk Officer