Sarasin appoints equity income manager

Sarasin & Partners has announced Simon Steele will be fund manager of its equity income funds in the thematic global equity team.

Steele joines from CCLA, and two decades of experience in runnign higheer yielding equity portfolios. At CCLA he was investment director, in charge of global equity funds.

At Sarasin he will manage the Global Dividend Fund and Global Higher Dividend Fund products.

In related changes also announced by Sarasin, Neil Mitchell and Alex Bibani will be joining as fund manager and thematic equity analyst respectively. Mitchell, like Steele, joins from CCLA, where he previously worked on UK and global equity portfolios, and was a member of CCLA’s Investment Committee. Bibani previously worked at IFM Sydney.

Meanwhile, Darryl Lucas, global equity income fund manager will leave Sarasin, while Harry Talbot-Rice, head of Global Equities, will pass on responsibility for the EquiSar unit strusts for private clients and retail investors to co-manager Alex Hunter and CIO Guy Monson. The two will manage the EquiSar sterling and dollar funds, and “in due course” also take on responsibility for the UK open ended investment company (Oeic) global EquiSar funds.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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