Liontrust hires Global Equities team

April 28th, 2015

Asset manager Liontrust has hired a three-man Global Equity team from BMO Global Asset Management. The trio, Kristof Bulkai, Patrick Cadell and Hugo Rogers, were formerly managers of the F&C Directional Opportunities and the F&C Water and Agriculture funds. BMO Financial Group acquired F&C Asset Management, including F&C Investments, in early 2014.

Bulkai and Rogers both joined Thames River Capital in 2008, which was subsequently acquired by F&C Asset Management and BMO. Bulkai was an Equity Fund Manager at BMO, and prior to this worked as an Equity Fund Manager at Griffin Capital Management. Rogers was also an Equity Fund Manager at BMO, and previously worked as an Equity Analyst at Copenhagen Capital and at Odey Asset Management. Cadell was also a Equity Fund Manager at BMO, having joined F&C in 2013, and before this worked as an Analyst at Nevsky Capital and a Corporate Finance Analyst at JP Morgan Cazenove.

Following the hire of this new team, Liontrust will launch a Dublin-based Global Strategic Equity fund, with significant weighting to emerging markets, at the end of May, and a global water and agriculture fund later in the year. James Beddall, co-Head of International Sales at Liontrust, say: “We are seeing significant demand for alternative investments from clients, particularly internationally, which is partly being driven by the current valuations of equity and bond markets. Fund buyers are looking for managers who can perform well in all markets. With the addition of this team, we are building an attractive range of alternative funds at Liontrust and are seeking to diversify our teams and fund range further this year.”

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