Our People

We believe that the experience, judgment, connections and strategic expertise of our founders and partners are our principal defining characteristics and represent an unusual resource in a small, focused firm.

Jeremy Sillem

Jeremy Sillem is Managing Partner and Founder of SHP.

From 2000 to 2004 he was Chairman of Bear Stearns International, the firm’s European business, based in London. Prior to that Jeremy spent a 28 year career with Lazard LLC and its predecessor entities. From 1985 to 1995 he was with Lazard Frères & Co, New York where he became the partner responsible for equity sales, trading and research and then for all corporate finance. In 1995 he returned to Europe to create and run Lazard Capital Markets for the three Lazard firms in New York, London and Paris.

During his career Jeremy has advised numerous companies within the financial services sector and worked on a broad range of transactions. He has advised on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and IPOs for public equity, private equity, fixed income, credit, real estate and wealth management firms both in the US and Europe.

He has served on the boards of a number of asset management and related businesses including those of CDC Group, Martin Currie, RHJ International, Kleinwort Benson Group, Harbourmaster Holdings and WP Stewart and is former Chairman of the World Trust Fund. He is currently Chairman of BioPharma Credit plc and a non-executive Director of RIT Capital Partners plc (both listed on the London Stock Exchange). He is also a Trustee and Advisory Director of Reform (the public policy think tank), a member of the investment committee of the National Portrait Gallery and a former member of the investment committee of Brasenose College, Oxford.

He received an MA (Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

Knut Eirik Dahl

Knut Eirik Dahl is a Partner of SHP.

Before joining SHP in July 2009, he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where he led the team responsible for corporate finance transactions in the Asset Management sector. He moved to J.P. Morgan from Bear Stearns International, having served there as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Specialty Finance Group in the Investment Banking Department.

Prior to Bear Stearns, Knut worked at Putnam Lovell, an M&A boutique focused on the investment management industry and before that he spent 12 years at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs where he spearheaded a large number of M&A and capital markets transactions, with a focus on the financial institutions sector.

Altogether, Knut has over 20 years of investment banking experience and has worked with a large number of leading financial institutions, both in Europe and the USA, including ABN Amro, AXA, Deutsche Bank, FRM, Brevan Howard, Julius Baer, Lloyds TSB, MAN Group, Principal Global, UBP, as well as a number of prominent Scandinavian financial institutions. He has also worked extensively with private equity firms including APAX, Apollo, Candover, Clayton Dubilier, JC Flowers and KKR.

Knut Dahl is a non-executive director of a number of companies. He has also served as an advisor to several start-up companies, advising on their structuring, as well as on their further development and eventual sale.

Knut Dahl has a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, with distinction of a double major in Decision Sciences and Finance. Before his studies in the USA, he served in the Royal Norwegian Army.

Andrew Malcolm

Andrew Malcolm is a Partner of SHP, having been with the firm since its inception. Prior to joining SHP in September 2005, he worked at Bear Stearns International Limited, the European arm of the New York based investment bank. Andrew joined the investment banking team at Bear Stearns in May 2000, where his responsibilities included client coverage, transaction origination and execution. Before joining Bear Stearns, he worked in the corporate finance and M&A department of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

For the last 12 years, Andrew has focused exclusively on the financial services sector, and in particular on Asset Management and Wealth Management.

Andrew has been closely involved in all of the principal investment transactions completed to date by SHP and has advised RIT Capital Partners on its strategic investments in Rockefeller Financial Services, Edmond de Rothschild Group and Corsair Capital.

Asset and wealth management firms which he has also advised include BlueBay, BHF Kleinwort Benson, Impax Asset Management, LCM Partners, Cairn Capital, Harbourmaster, Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners, Heartwood, James Hambro & Partners, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, Martin Currie and Knight Frank Investment Management.

During his 20-year career, Andrew has advised on a broad range of transactions across industry sectors including M&A, IPO and equity financings, seed funding, debt financings, capital restructuring, leveraged finance and LBOs, valuation and fairness opinions, joint ventures, capital markets and strategic advisory mandates.

Andrew received a BA (Honours) in Biological Sciences from Oxford University.

Alexander Fellowes

Alexander Fellowes is a Partner of SHP, having joined the firm as an Associate in November 2008. Prior to joining SHP, Alexander was part of the Financial Institutions Groups at Merrill Lynch International, and prior to that NM Rothschild & Sons.

During his career, he has advised on a variety of transactions in the financial institutions sector, including M&A, equity and debt financings, valuation and fairness opinions, capital markets and strategic advisory mandates. In particular, he has broad ranging experience in transactions within the European and UK Banking, Asset Management and Wealth Management sectors.

Asset and Wealth Management firms Alexander has advised include BHF Kleinwort Benson, BlueBay, Harbourmaster, Cairn Capital, Ingenious Asset Management, Heartwood Wealth Management, James Hambro & Partners, Eden Financial, Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners, Turcan Connell Asset Management, Dyal Partners and Martin Currie.

Alexander has also been involved in all of the principal investment transactions completed to date by SHP and has advised RIT Capital Partners on its strategic investments in Rockefeller Financial Services, Edmond de Rothschild Group and Corsair Capital.

Alexander received a BA (Honours) in Classics from Oxford University.

Aurian de Terschueren

Aurian de Terschueren is a Principal of SHP, having joined the firm as an Associate in March 2013. Prior to joining SHP, Aurian worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Macquarie Capital (Fox Pitt Kelton) where he was involved in a variety of M&A and capital markets transactions as well as other strategic advisory mandates for Banking, Insurance and Asset Management clients in Europe.

Asset and Wealth Management firms which he has advised most recently include Vontobel, BHF Kleinwort Benson, RAM Active Investments, Dyal Capital Partners (Neuberger Berman), Cairn Capital, Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners, LJ Partnership and La Française.

Aurian holds an MSc in Business Engineering, magna cum laude, from Louvain School of Management and has passed the CFA level II examination.

Wendy McGirr

Wendy McGirr has been with SHP since inception and is the Business Administrator.

She previously worked as EA to the CEO and Chairman of a media publishing plc listed on AIM. Prior to this she worked for a venture capital group undertaking financial controller/company secretarial functions for various investee businesses.

She is an Associate Member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and Member of the International Association of Book-keepers.

Steven Niemczyk

Steven Niemczyk is a Partner of Spencer House Partners and a Founding Partner of Loeb Spencer House Partners.

Steven’s investment banking career spans more than three decades in New York and London. From 2009 to 2015, he was Vice Chairman and Global Head of asset management investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, prior to which (from 2001 to 2009) he was a Managing Director with similar responsibilities at Morgan Stanley (New York and London) and UBS (London). He was at Lazard Freres & Co. from 1990 to 2001, where he was a General Partner and member of the Supervisory Board. Steven started his investment banking career in 1983 with Salomon Brothers in corporate finance and from 1988 to 1990 was a generalist M&A banker with the Blackstone Group.

During his career Steven has advised financial institutions and non-financial companies on a broad range of M&A transactions, restructurings and public and private financings.

Steven received a BA (Economics) from Yale University, a MSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Hugh MacDonald

Hugh MacDonald is an Associate of SHP having joined the firm from KPMG in November 2015. Recent deals he has been involved with include Rathbone’s acquisition of Speirs & Jeffrey, LCM’s strategic partnership with Brookfield, Impax’s acquisition of Pax World Management and Canaccord Genuity’s acquisition of Hargreave Hale.

At KPMG, Hugh worked in the Financial Services Deal Advisory team where he was involved in a variety of M&A and capital markets transactions for banking, insurance, asset management, and private equity clients.

Hugh received a BA (Honours) in Finance from Strathclyde University, and is also a chartered accountant.

Sonia Liong

Sonia Liong joined SHP in November 2017 as a Personal Assistant supporting Knut Dahl and the client team and assisting with office administration.

Prior to joining she worked for her family business.

Allone Taieb

Allone Taieb is an Associate of SHP, having joined the firm from EY Paris in January 2018.

At EY, Allone worked within the Transaction Advisory Services department where he was involved in a variety of financial due diligence and strategic advisory mandates for Banking, Fintech, Insurance and Asset Management clients across Europe.

Allone received an Msc in Finance from ESCP Europe.