Our Consulting Team

DWA has built a strong team of industry experts focused on delivering innovative advice and ideas to clients.

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Dean Wetton

Managing Director

Dean Wetton, BComm (Hons), MBA, CFA, Managing Director, founded Dean Wetton Advisory in 2009, recognising the need for a fresh approach to providing investment advice to clients: an approach that delivered straightforward, clear advice in a cost-effective way. Dean has wide experience of advising clients on a range of investment issues, having previously been Head of the Manager Evaluation Function at P-Solve Asset Solutions and a senior member of Hewitt’s Manager Research Team.

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Stephan Breban

Head of Manager Research

Stephan Breban, BSc, is Head of Illiquid Assets at DWA. Stephan was Head of Private Equity Research at Russell Investments. Before that he founded City Capital Partners and was a consultant at Watson Wyatt, where he built the alternatives research capability and headed the private equity research team.

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Craig Tilsley

Head of Quantitative Research

Craig Tilsley, B.Compt, CFA, is Head of Quantitative Research at DWA and has over 20 years’ industry experience, having worked for 10 years at Old Mutual and a further 10 years for Fifth Quadrant Actuaries & Consultants, (now Towers Watson SA). Craig also runs Data Source Software Systems (Pty) Ltd, a South Africa-based financial services software development, maintenance and consulting company.

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Martyn Dorey

Martyn Dorey, FIA, provides risk, governance and investment consultancy services at DWA. He is Vice President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, and chairs their Finance, Tax and Legal sub-committee. He has won national awards for innovation, including the Society of Actuaries award for 'Paper of the Year' for his work on modelling dependencies. Martyn is also an industry partner to the University of Leicester Actuarial Faculty.

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Damian Mitcham

Head of Client Service

Damian Mitcham, BSc, is a Member of the DWA IAOC. He provides expert asset liability modelling, economic scenario generators and reporting solutions to pension schemes, charities, insurance companies and banks. Damian has worked at a number of consulting practices, including Aon and P-Solve. He has a degree in Pure Mathematics & Theoretical Physics.

Our Support Team

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Chiara Santoro

Chiara Santoro, provides qualitative research and operational due diligence analysis to DWA. Prior to joining DWA, Chiara played a key role in the creation of a brand new Investment Management Company, Orwell Capital, where she was also responsible for the development of the Investment Management’s compliance structure. Prior to that, she was part of the Fund of Funds research team in Kairos Partners where she performed key reviews and assessments of fund performance and risks. Chiara started her career in New York, working as Associate Risk Analyst for an Italian Investment Bank, Banca San Paolo IMI. She has a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan) and she is a CFA Level 1 candidate.

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Peter Osborn-Barker

Peter Osborn-Barker, MSc, assists in monitoring, analysis and qualitative research. He is our first full time graduate hire, obtaining a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Leeds. During his time studying he worked in the Pensions department of Jardine Lloyd Thompson as well as providing Investment Research work for a Mansford, LLP, a UK based REIT.