OUR HISTORY

WAM Capital LLP (WAM) was established in 2005 by Miles Davis and Will Beck, trading then as Wine Asset Managers LLP, and for the next decade was primarily involved with the establishment and management of its two fine wine funds, The Fine Wine Fund and The Fine Wine Investment Fund.

In early 2015 WAM started a second line of business in small private company equity fundraising which complemented its existing products and appealed to its investor base. WAM closed its wine investment funds at the end of 2016 and now focuses exclusively on equity fund raising for small companies. Arian Alikhani, an entrepreneur and angel investor, joined WAM in early 2018. WAM is run by Will Beck and Arian Alikhani.

WAM is currently authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

OUR PARTNERS

WILL BECK
Managing Partner

Will is the managing partner at WAM and is responsible for research and written output, and is also jointly responsible for origination with Arian. Prior to co-founding the company in 2005, Will had been a corporate and equity research analyst since 1993. He began his financial career with Cazenove & Co, and spent six years in the Far East, where he became Head of Regional Utilities Research for SG Securities in Asia. He spent the six years prior to setting up WAM as a senior analyst at PwC. He co-managed two fine wine investments funds with Miles between 2005 and 2016 before WAM started to focus exclusively on equity capital raising and advisory. Will is an active investor in investment funds as well as direct equity holdings, including companies where WAM has been involved with the capital raise.

ARIAN ALIKHANI
Managing Partner

Arian is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor. He joined WAM in early 2018 and is primarily responsible for managing the investor network and marketing. Having graduated from the American Business School in Paris in the early 1990s, Arian has had successful business interests in the US, Europe and Russia, where he set up, ran and eventually sold a lens distribution and retail business. He now lives back in London with his family.

MILES DAVIS
Partner

Miles began his career in 1984 in the London Stock Exchange before moving on to Asian equity markets. In the late 80s he became directly involved in the creation, structuring, marketing and trading of investment funds, covering all emerging markets. Towards the end of his capital markets career he was co-Head of Bear Stearns Investment Funds team and then MD of the highly successful Investment Funds Department at Teather & Greenwood. He co-managed WAM’s wine investment funds with responsibility for sales and marketing, trading and settlement. He is experienced in angel investing and is invested in WAM sponsored companies.