In Loving Memory of

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Vantil Charles

As we share a sense of deep loss at the passing of Vantil, we hope this Book of Rememberance from his friends and colleagues at Capital will bring comfort and support to his wife, Lilian, and his sons, Oliver and Cameron, as well as to each other.

Vantil’s impact at work reached far beyond LDO and Fixed Income. He had an innate ability to connect with people and bring warmth, fun and integrity to all his interactions. He impacted everyone he met with his wisdom, his sense of humour and his unforgettable dress sense. He was also a fantastic long term investor who never lost sight of our mission. We are all, no doubt, better human beings for having known him and we will miss him dearly.

Please use this Book of Rememberance as a way of sharing your happy memories & love for Vantil, our treasured friend and colleague.

Book Owner: Kirstie McCarthy
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Caroline Robinson (sales at Exane BNP Paribas)

Vantil was an extremely special person. We will remember him for his humour, intelligence, honesty and support. I had worked with Vantil throughout my 9 years at Exane, and at ABN/RBS prior to that – so our connection goes back a long way, during which time I learned a lot from him, as did …

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Stephen Gosztony

That winning smile, that always got to you, Truly disarming because it was so genuine. My heart-felt condolences go out to Vantil’s family. I interacted only periodically with Vantil but I always looked forward to it because I knew he would be welcoming, he would care, and more likely than not we would end …

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Rob Lovelace

To Lilian and family – we share with you the sense of loss of the shining light and amazing warmth that was Vantil.  His smile and wry wit complimented his acute intellect and drive to succeed.  He had all of that as well as a keen sense to stay focused on what was right …

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Shannon Ward

Vantil never failed to bring a smile to my face. There was just something about seeing him or hearing his voice or his wonderful laugh that could brighten any day. There is a huge hole in the hearts of all of CG who knew him. I will miss him terribly but am so very …

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Kevin Swick

Vantil with his big smile brightened everyone’s day. His ability to think differently and see the world in a unique way was so valuable to Capital and was great to learn from. He was such a fun person to be around and made our group so much bettter. I will really miss Vantil and …

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Edward Harrold

I had the good fortune to sit outside Vantil’s office from 2017, prime position to observe the warmth, humour and generosity he brought to the office daily and in every interaction with the constant flow of visitors in and out of his office. His voice and laughter brought a happy bassline and energy to …

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Etrit Vllasalija

It is difficult to describe the impact he has had on me, but I’m certain I’m a better man for having known him. He was truly one of a kind. He was not only a mentor and someone I looked up to, but more importantly, a great friend. I will forever be grateful for …

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Michael Fry

My condolences to the Charles family – very sorry for your loss.   Vantil was a huge character in the office: a first class investor, ESG pioneer and a caring colleague.  We’ll miss him enormously but very glad of the time we had and very proud to have known him. …

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Patricia Davis

My deepest condolences to Lilian, Oliver and Cameron. Vantil was a witty, kind and caring individual who made me laugh every time I met him, often in the 3rd floor kitchen.  I will miss him. …

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Sol Barauskas

Through our unwavering commitment to an un-rushed, hearty lunch, most days of a working week, I got the chance to get to know Vantil and learn a lot from him. He had such a unique combination of light-heartedness and care for individuals around him. He did not take himself too seriously, yet excelled at …

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Syresh Zamir

You breathed life into every room you stepped in. Thank you, for inspiring us to work hard. Thank you, for inspiring us to work as a team. But most of all thank you for being so authentically yourself, and allowing us to feel comfortable to do the same. Your laughter will be missed in …

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Nathan Fornal

Vantil, In my brief time knowing you, it was clear you were a bright light in this world. It was an honor to have met you. Rest easy my good friend.  My deepest and heartfelt condolances to your family.  With love, Nathan  …

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Deborah Bonich

Vantil Charles was truely one of a kind. You cannot think of him without smiling – he had such a great sense of fun. My deepest sympathies go out to his family it was a privilage to have known him. …

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Neesha Patel

Vantil’s warmth and laughter will be sorely missed in the LDO. He was an example to us all and I count myself lucky to have known him. My deepest condolences to the Charles family for their loss.  …

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Lesley Cordier

To Vantil’s family, my sincere condolences at your loss. For someone as enigmatic, charming, funny and a thoroughly good human being to be taken so prematurely is difficult to understand. Vantil was such a genuinely charming person so interested in everyone and at doing what is right for our clients. He will be very …

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Holger Siebrecht

I first met Vantil during my interview. It wasn’t so much an interview–at least not like any other interview I’d had before–but a conversation. It seemed as if Vantil wanted to get to the real me, past any schools, qualifications or work experience. Later I learned that that is exactly what Vantil was trying …

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Maeve Murray-Smith

That smile, those kind words, that laugh, those shirts!We will miss him with tears in our eyes. …

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Simon Steward

I have many fond memories of Vantil from the trading room, around the corridors and of course the Christmas parties!  With an infectious sense of humour and the ability to all of a sudden ask you a meaningful question around the markets and activity he always kept us on our toes.  He will be …

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Koon Man Chow

There are two certainties in everyone’s story but these are just bookends to the most important middle bit. I was able to glimpse some of the story of Vantil and I truly wish that I have could have experienced so much more. Talking to friends and colleagues in recent weeks I have gotten to …

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Connie Lu

I was fortunate enough to sit across from Vantil for the seven months I worked in the London office. A couple of anecdotes from that time: When I first got to London, Vantil invited me to lunch. During that first lunch—probably in response to how real he got and how safe I felt to be …

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Alan Berro

Vantil, It was great to be able to work with Vantil in a couple of different roles over his career.  In the early days we worked together as fellow utility analysts.  It was always fun.  Vantil was consistently insightful and precient in his judgement.  In the past few years, we came back together with …

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Chris Thomsen

I can’t recall the first time I met Vantil when visiting the London office some 20 years ago, but one thing for sure is that he made a big impression and you could never forget him.  His laugh and sense of humour immediately put people at ease, and he always made an effort to …

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Glen Payne

I remember Vantil as the warmest and kindest human soul.  His beautiful smile and mischievous eyes lit the room when he entered.  His genuine regard for others will be one of his enduring legacies among all who knew him, and who called him “friend”.  You are missed Vantil. …

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Philip May

Vantil was always a great person to spend time with. Even though we didn’t work in the same area, he always greeted me warmly when our paths crossed. Happily we did have an opportunity to work together on some client presentations. With even the most modest-sized fund, Vantil threw himself enthusiastically into preparations and …

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Laurie Mavrokefalos

I had the great pleasure of getting to know Vantil when I worked in LDO in 2007-2008.  He went out of his way to make me feel welcome when I arrived and always made time to sit down for a chat.  Vantil had a unique way of making you feel comfortable, engaged and energized.  …

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