Dominic Johnson: Somerset Capital became 'a nicer place to work during the crisis'

Remote working and constant contact worked wonders

Lauren Mason
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Dominic Johnson of Somerset Capital Management
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Dominic Johnson of Somerset Capital Management

Somerset Capital Management CEO Dominic Johnson talks to Lauren Mason about taking on the £930m St James's Place mandate, remote recruitment and the importance of keeping in touch with colleagues.

"It could not have been a better time for our clients. We transitioned the best part of $1bn from people's spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, panelled libraries and basements. It has been wonderful," Somerset Capital Management's CEO Dominic Johnson told Investment Week, when asked about having to suddenly adapt to a world of working from home. "This is due to a combination of great technology, having a BCP [business continuity plan] in place, great clients who worked with us through the process and fantastic teams just getting on with it." Amid a global pandemic and one of the sharpest ...

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