Experienced professionals who understand your business.

Karen Shackleton, Director. Karen began her career in 1984 at County NatWest Investment Management, managing £1.5 billion in passive investment techniques. She then became a Director of Barclays Global Investors, in charge of client relationships for the quantitative investment group. Since 1995 she has worked as an independent consultant, specialising in investigative research and executive training. Karen is also a Senior Adviser at AllenbridgeEpic Investment Advisers, (AllenbridgeEpic) offering independent investment advice and training to pension fund trustees. Through AllenbridgeEpic, she is the investment adviser to three London Borough pension schemes. (See full biography)

Professor Mark Shackleton, Director. Mark began his career in swaps before moving into fund management, marketing active-passive to US clients. He also worked as a management consultant, before embarking on his academic career. He is now Associate Dean at Lancaster University’s Management School, with publications in real options, commodity pricing and firm valuation. Mark’s advanced executive training and specialist consulting is provided through KSA. (See full biography)

History of KSA: Following ten years in the television industry (Thunderbirds), Keith Shackleton set up KSA in 1972, consulting to the entertainment and publishing sectors. Keith’s long-term assignments for several major international producers contributed to significant business growth in their UK and European interests.