Rathbones’ talent recognised in Citywire’s Top 30 Under 30

Camilla Ayling and Emma Saunders, analysts in Rathbones’ research team, have been honoured with spots in Citywire’s Top 30 Under 30 list. The Citywire Top 30 Under 30 are selected based on a combination of academic success, professional qualifications and the responsibilities and impact they have on their employer.

This is the first time Ayling has achieved this honour, and the third time for Saunders, who was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 in 2017 and 2018.

Ayling joined Rathbones three years ago as an equity analyst, responsible for conducting fundamental equity research for both the UK and International Stock Selection Committees. She also provides guidance to the Charity Stock Selection Committee and, as a member of the Stewardship Committee, contributes to Rathbones’ voting and engagement with companies. Prior to Rathbones, Ayling worked at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management in the Third Party Funds’ Team, gaining experience across all asset classes. Ayling graduated from the University of Bath in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) 2:1 degree in Economics. She holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA charterholder. She is also working towards the Foundations in Responsible Investment qualification from the PRI Academy, widely recognised as the international ‘gold standard for ESG training’.

Saunders is a senior research analyst in Rathbones’ Collectives Research Team, and carries out quantitative and qualitative analysis to select the “best in class” funds for recommended use within the portfolios managed at Rathbones. She joined Rathbones in December 2014, having previously spent three years with Westhall Partners focusing on qualitative and quantitative research analysis of Asian hedge funds. Saunders holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a CFA charterholder. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Business Management from the University of East Anglia.

​Commenting on the award, Saunders said: “These kinds of awards are very motivational, especially early on in one’s career. It’s satisfying when our research and hard work leads to positive outcomes for our clients, all the more so when these efforts are recognised externally.”

Ayling added: “I feel honoured to appear on this industry shortlist. It is brilliant that these awards exist to recognise and encourage the next generation of talent, and I hope they inspire others to enter our rewarding industry.”

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Camilla Ayling

Emma Saunders