Liontrust names assistant manager on European income funds

London-based boutique Liontrust has appointed Oisín O’Leary (pictured) as assistant fund manager on the Liontrust European Income Team.

O’Leary will support fund manager Olly Russ in running both the Liontrust European Income and Liontrust European Enhanced Income funds.

He joins Liontrust from Argonaut Capital Partners, where he was an investment analyst. He held a similar position at Maris Capital and has also worked as debt capital markets analyst at HSBC.

Liontrust’s head of European Income Olly Russ said: “In this ongoing low interest rate environment, investors will have to look further afield than the UK in their hunt for income, and Europe’s deep pool of companies with attractive free cash flow are increasingly focused on returning capital to shareholders via dividends and special dividends. Oisín brings with him a wealth of analytical insight which will help us delve deeper than ever into this growing pool.”

“Having previously worked with Oisín, I’m confident his experience with the European Income process will immediately make him a valuable addition to the team.”

O’Leary commented: “Investors are increasingly turning their attention to Europe and its exceptional income-generating companies. I am excited about helping to explore the opportunities presented as the European economy strengthens further.”

Liontrust managed £9.1bn of assets as of 3 April 2017.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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