Heads of Research


Charlie Carnegie

Head of Thematic Research

Charlie joined the Global research team prior to the launch of the Arisaig Global Emerging Markets Consumer Fund in 2013. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with first class honours in International Business. Charlie is a CFA Charterholder and is based in our Hong Kong office.


Hugo Robinson

Partner. Head of Research, Global Fund

Hugo joined Arisaig Partners in 2009. He worked for four years as an analyst for the Asia Fund before taking on oversight of the portfolio construction process for the Arisaig Global Emerging Markets Consumer Fund in 2013. Since 2015 Hugo has been a Partner of the firm. A graduate of the University of Oxford (BA, Modern History), Hugo is based in the Hong Kong office.


Gordon Yeo

Partner. Head of Research, Asia Fund

Gordon was an intern with Arisaig Partners before he joined the Asia research team in 2012. He studied social sciences at Singapore Management University and has since obtained his CFA Charterholder and CPA license. Gordon is also completing his Masters in Computer Science at SMU and has been instrumental in the development of our proprietary financial analysis systems. He is based in Singapore.


Francis Harcus

Head of Research, Africa Fund

Francis has been Head of Africa and Middle East Research since the end of 2016. He initially joined our Latam team and was based in Rio de Janeiro for a year and a half before making the move across to Cape Town. Prior to joining Arisaig Partners Francis worked for French multinational Pernod Ricard where he was responsible for international brand development and sales of their Scotch Whisky and gin portfolio in the Iberian Peninsula. Francis received a First Class Honours degree in Hispanic Studies with distinction from Bristol University.


Alice Townshend

Head of Research, Lat Am Fund

Alice joined Arisaig Partners in July 2013 having graduated from King’s College London with a First Class Honours degree in Spanish and Portuguese. She worked for two years in our Singapore office as an analyst on the Global Fund before moving over to the Latin America Fund in June 2015. After spending several months in our Rio de Janeiro office, Alice relocated to London in January 2016 from where she continues to cover Latin America, travelling to the region with the team on a regular basis.


David Lanning

Partner. Head of Research, Next Generation Fund

David is leading our newest product, the Next Generation Fund and became a Partner in 2019. He was previously Head of Thematic Research and an analyst for the Global Fund. David began his career at Arisaig in 2010 in Singapore, before moving to Rio de Janeiro in 2011 as part of the Latin America investment team, and has been based in the London office since 2015. He is a graduate of Oxford and Bristol Universities, with a First Class degree in Hispanic Studies and an MSc in Latin American Studies.