F&C Investments expands multi-manager team

F&C Investments has announced the expansion of its market leading multi-manager team with the appointment of Scott Spencer.

He will join the team, led by Rob Burdett and Gary Potter, in July 2014 as it looks to build on the performance and asset gathering of its 10 fund range.

Scott joins from Aberdeen’s Multi Asset Solutions team where he was responsible for the management of several multi-asset and single country funds.

Between 2004 and 2009, he was a portfolio manager within Credit Suisse Asset Management’s multi-manager division, founded by Rob Burdett and Gary Potter.

“With 15 years of manager selection experience, Scott will play an important role in fund and asset allocation decisions across F&C MM Navigator and Lifestyle fund ranges,” the firm said.

F&C Investments’ multi-manager team runs five traditional multi-manager funds and five risk-targeted funds under the respective F&C MM Navigator and Lifestyle umbrellas.

Each of the multi-manager funds are first quartile over a one year period and its flagship F&C MM Navigator Distribution fund is amongst the highest yielding funds in the IMA Mixed Investment 20 – 60% Shares sector. Collectively the team has over 100 years’ investment experience and has spent over 18 years working together.

Gary Potter, co-head of multi-manager at F&C Investments, said: “Following a strong period of asset gathering and performance across our F&C MM Navigator and Lifestyle fund ranges, we felt now was the right time to invest further in the expansion of our team. Our team’s total assets under management have grown to over £2.1bn, which includes the recently awarded Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust mandate.”

Commenting on the appointment, Rob Burdett, co-head of multi-manager at F&C Investments, said: “Scott is a great addition to our team and he brings with him a wealth of funds and sector knowledge.”



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