New Capital expands UK equity team

New Capital has appointed John Leahy (pictured) as UK equity fund manager.

Based in London, Leahy will be responsible for UK equities and will manage a dedicated UK equity fund to complement the New Capital fund range.

Prior to joining New Capital, John was at Hermes Investment Management where he ran UK smaller company strategies for 14 years, including the Hermes UK Small and Mid Cap Ucits fund.

He joined the firm as an analyst in 1998, having previously worked at London-based group G. Ullman Fund Management as a US equity portfolio manager.

Leahy comments on his new role: “Launching a focused UK equity fund for the New Capital fund family is an excellent opportunity for me to leverage my expertise to benefit New Capital’s clients seeking specialist investment opportunities in the UK. I am delighted to be part of the team.”

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