Peter Webb, Chief Executive Officer

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Peter has worked in the City for almost 30 years and during that time has established a strong reputation amongst business people and investors for his knowledge, innovative approach and track record of investing in UK smaller companies.

Prior to forming Webb Capital, Peter was the founder and Chief Executive of Unicorn Asset Management Ltd, which he established and managed from March 2000 to July 2008.

During the latter part of 2008 Peter took a short time out to spend with his family and manage his other business interests. He subsequently acquired a stake in Dowgate PLC, a corporate advisory and stockbroking business as a potential platform for a new venture but sold the stake to a 3rd party bidder. Early the following year he took a 29.99% stake in PLUS Market listed Structured Investment Products PLC which required management action prior to becoming the platform for the current business of Webb Capital in 2010.

He is the recipient of multiple awards for UK smaller companies fund management, and has also created and managed many new investment funds and companies. These include: the Unicorn Free Spirit Fund, Eaglet Investment Trust PLC, Falcon Investment Trust PLC, Unicorn AIM VCT PLC, Acorn Income Fund and Osprey Smaller Companies Income Fund.

Peter began his fund management career at Thornton Investment Management Ltd in January 1988 and subsequently established his first fund management company, CW Asset Management in 1993. He sold CW to Rutherford Asset Management Ltd in 1995 where he became Investment Director until it was acquired by Close Brothers in 1996.

Following a management buy-out in association with Granville Holdings Ltd, a private bank, Webb assumed responsibility for building its institutional fund management business and served as a main board director of Granville until its takeover by Robert W. Baird Ltd in 2000, at which time he left to create Unicorn.