Threadneedle UK equities managers resign

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Simon Brazier, head of UK Equities, and co-manager Blake Hutchins have resigned from Threadneedle Investments, leaving Leigh Harrison, head of Equities, to resume responsibility for the UK Equities team.

An additional three junior members of the UK Equities team are also departing.

Chris Kinder has been appointed lead manager of the Threadneedle UK Fund with immediate effect. He also manages the Threadneedle UK Extended Alpha Fund.

Mark Burgess, CIO, said: “Threadneedle has one of the largest and best performing UK Equities teams in the industry, and I am confident that under the resumed leadership of Leigh Harrison the team will continue to deliver for our clients. We place great emphasis on teamwork and integrated research to ensure that our process is robust. This approach has produced a strong, consistent track record of results for our clients and this will not change. We will continue to invest to build additional resource in the team.”

“Threadneedle’s UK Equities team of nine manages approximately £18bn across a variety of strategies including core, alpha, high alpha, income, mid 250, smaller companies and long-short portfolios. There is a wealth of talent within the team and the breadth of experience and range of strategies managed enhances research ideas and maximises our ability to identify investment opportunities across the range.”

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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