Manager News – March 2018

JP Morgan European Smaller Companies:

Jim Campbell, JP Morgan’s Chief Executive of European Smaller companies has stepped down from their European Smaller Companies investment trust with immediate effect.  Co-managers Francesco Conte and Edward Greaves will continue to run the trust, as well as the group’s Europe Dynamic Small Cap and Europe Small Cap offshore funds.

 

JP Morgan Asia Fixed Income:

JP Morgan Asset Management’s Head of Asia Fixed Income, Stephen Chang, has left the company with Shaw Yann Ho being named as his direct replacement.  Chang was previously lead manager on several of the group’s mandates including the China Bond, Asia Pacific Income and Asian Total Return funds.

 

Findlay Latin American:

Rupert Brandt and Peter Cawston, lead managers on the Findlay Park Latin American fund, along with the assets under management will move across to Brown Advisory on the 30th April 2018.  There will be no change to the team, philosophy or investment process as a result of this transfer, which is subject to shareholder approval.

 

Schroders Global Equity Income:

Schroders has confirmed that Ian Kelly, lead manager of the firm’s Global Equity Income, ISF Global Equity Yield and ISF Global Dividend Maximiser funds, is leaving the business to pursue opportunities elsewhere.  Simon Adler and Nick Kirrage will become co-managers of these funds with there being no changes to the investment objectives or investment process.