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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham 1947-2020

-. The Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham, who died 19 July, 2020, aged 72, was a scion of the Earls of Longford.

He was born 1 November, 1947, the fourth son and eighth child of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG [1905-2001], by his wife the former Elizabeth Harman [the writer, biographer Elizabeth Longford, who died in 2002].

Kevin Pakenham was an economist, banker and fund manager; Managing Director of John Govett; co founder of Pakenham Partners in 2011; had a long career in banking and asset management held senior management positions in the global asset management industry in London over many years.

Prior to starting Pakenham Partners, Kevin worked for Putnam Lovell from 2000, a division of Jefferies since 2007. He was CEO of John Govett & Co from 1988 to 2000 and CEO of AIB Asset Management from 1996 to 2000. Amongst his former positions, he was the Managing Director of F&C Management, Group Economist at American Express Bank, Director at Ivory & Sime and Senior Economist at Rothschild Intercontinental Bank. He has served on a wide variety of investment boards in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific, both corporate and pro bono. He holds an MA and a BPhil from Oxford University.

He married firstly, 1972 [div 1984] Ruth Lesley Jackson [later Mrs Guy East]; married secondly, Mrs Claire Chatel [nee Hoare] [the novelist Clare Harkness], and leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage, and two sons and a daughter from his second marriage.

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