• Advisory team

    Columbus’ partners and advisors combine more than 50 years of equity experience,
    specializing in European small and mid-cap companies.


Pedro Yagüez

Founding Partner and Advisor

2015 – To date, Columbus Investment Partners, Founding Partner and Advisor
2010 – 2014, Governance for Owners, London, Senior Partner
2004 – 2010, AIB Investment Managers, Dublin, Head Pan-European Equities
1990 – 2004, Citigroup Asset Management, London, Head Pan-European Equities

Graeme Bencke

Partner and Advisor

2020 – To date, Columbus Investment Partners, Partner and Advisor
2018 – 2019, Gresham House, Investment Director, Co-PM, UK Smaller Companies Fund
2011 – 2017, PineBridge Investments, Managing Director, Lead PM
2005 – 2011, AIG Investments Managers (became PineBridge), SVP, Head Pan-European Equities
1998 – 2005, F&C Asset Management, Portfolio Manager


Columbus Investment Partners Ltd.

Is an appointed representative of Alternatives St James LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Pedro Yaguez is the founding partner.

Asset Manager

Grupo GVC Gaesco

GVC Gaesco Group is one of the largest Spanish independent financial groups, with over 60 years market experience. The company has €5,820M AUM.

During his professional career Pedro Yágüez has received numerous awards, among them: 

Moneymate “Best Pension Fund Manager, 1 and 3 years


Standard & Poor’s “AA” rated Citiequity Pan European Focus Fund


Standard & Poor’s “AA” rated Citiequity Euroland Fund


Inverco, Spanish Mutual Funds Assoc Awards “Best Pension Fund, 3 years & 5 years”


Inverco, Spanish Mutual Funds Assoc Awards “Five years 2nd best performing Mutual Fund”


Vadevalor AAA rating award

This rating award recognizes Columbus75 SICAV’s track record of consistently outperforming its benchmark index since its incorporation in 2008.

Vadevalor AAA Rating | Columbus


Report September 2021

During September the Pareturn GVC Gaesco Columbus European MidCap Equity Fund class I fell by - 0.98%, beating the -3.41% return of the STOXX 600 index. Over the past six months the Fund has risen by +13.49%, and by +34.34%% over the past 12…

Zardoya-Otis Takeover - Effect on Columbus fund

On Thursday 23rd September Otis Worldwide announced its intention to acquire the outstanding shares of its Spanish subsidiary, Zardoya Otis at a 31% premium to the prior close.…

National Express/Stagecoach Merger - Effect on Columbus fund

National Express, the international transport company, announced on Tuesday 21st September, that they are in merger discussions, in all-share deal, with UK public transport…


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