Jamie Allsopp is one of the best known African fund managers in the UK. He joined Insparo Asset Management in November 2009, bringing nearly a decade of first-hand experience of African markets to his role, which combines investment research and allocation with marketing the firm’s Africa and Middle East fund in Insparo’s target regions. Jamie was previously with New Star Asset Management for eight years. During his tenure with the company, Jamie rose from equity analyst to portfolio manager for two of New Star´s high profile funds. In 2007, Jamie launched the New Star Heart of Africa Fund, which invested in Sub Saharan equities. As portfolio manager of the fund, Jamie developed a deep knowledge of African markets, as well as first-hand experience, with extensive trips to the Sub Saharan region. Jamie utilised this knowledge by raising £90m of new investment into the fund through a global marketing campaign. Jamie Allsopp graduated from Newcastle University with an honours degree in Combined Studies.