Thomas joined Sanlam in January 2021 from Smith & Williamson where he had worked since September 2007 and been a member of the Fixed Interest team since January 2009. At Smith & Williamson he had managed the Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund and was the co-manager of the Short-Dated Corporate Bond Fund and Fixed Interest Fund. Tom also managed portfolios for a range of institutional clients, including DC and DB pension funds as well as charities and corporates. He was a Partner at Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP and a member of a number of internal investment committees, including the Investment Strategy Group and the Direct Investment Group, which oversaw total assets of £21bn. Here Tom served as a dedicated subject matter expert on fixed income and informed the group’s exposure to sovereign and IG credit markets.