About Us


Our leadership team are a dedicated, hands-on group of independent experts who recognise that your requirements are constantly evolving, as is the regulatory environment in which you operate. They have the experience and expertise to meet those demands by anticipating them.

They also understand that our staff are our most important asset. They are the cornerstone of the service excellence that sets us apart.

That starts with putting your needs at the heart of everything we do.

Alison Talbot


Alison Talbot has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer within the investment management industry where she has held a number of senior roles in authorised firms. Alison spent 10 years at AEGON Asset Management where, most recently, she was the Chief Legal Officer for AEGON Asset Management Europe. Alison was a member of the European Executive team and also had responsibility for the provision of legal and regulatory services. Alison has extensive legal and regulatory experience in financial services and is deeply experienced in the areas of governance and risk management.

Stephen Cooke

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is Chief Executive Officer for Carvetian Capital Management Limited.  Stephen has spent more than thirty years in the investment industry. He joined the Provincial/Prolific Group in 1975, becoming Head of Sales in the East Midlands before joining Pointon York as Investment Director in 1979. Stephen joined City Financial Group in 1994 following the sale of Pointon York’s investment division to Aberdeen Trust. As Chief Executive of City Financial, Stephen led a management buyout in 1999, which was succeeded by a sale to Capita plc in 2002. Graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in Mathematics, Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the Investment Management Certificate. He was admitted as a Member of the Stock Exchange in 1991 and was granted Freedom of the City of London in 1994.

Samuel Jackson

Compliance and Risk Director

Samuel joined Carvetian at the beginning of March 2018 as Compliance and Risk director.  Samuel is also Compliance Officer and MLRO. Samuel has over 15 years financial services experience, specialising in compliance oversight of AFMs / ACDs including all outsourced and offshored functions such as Transfer Agency, Pricing and Fund Accounting. He joined the industry in 2002 at Churchill Insurance and has since gained a wealth of experience and knowledge through a variety of Risk and Compliance roles at RBS Insurance, NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services and Old Mutual Global Investors. His role prior to joining Yealand Administration Limited was Head of Compliance Monitoring and Deputy MLRO at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Aaron Guy

Senior Manager, Compliance and Risk

Aaron joined Carvetian in October 2018 as Compliance Manager. Aaron began his career within the Transfer Agency operations at BNP Paribas Securities Services before moving on to roles at Investment Fund Services Limited and Marlborough Fund Managers. His role prior to joining Yealand was Compliance Oversight Manager at the Marlborough Group where he led a team responsible for the oversight of 20+ outsourced Investment Managers. Aaron has over 10 years industry experience and holds various qualifications including the Investment Management Certificate (IMC)