UK - Baring Asset Management (BAM) has strengthened its small and mid cap team with the appointment of three new team members.
Nicholas Williams joins from Singer & Friedlander, as senior investment manager,responsible for the Baring Europe select fund; James Thorne joins from 3i, as investment manager focusing on UK smaller companies and Ailsa Craig joins from Insight Investment, as fund manager’s assistant to the pan-European small and mid cap team.
BAM group head of sales, business development and client services, George Harvey, said: “BAM has a recognised reputation for achieving top quartile rankings in small and mid cap products and we have sought to recruit team members that complement our process and have the ability to maintain our long standing track record.”
Thorne and Craig will take up their appointments on October 4 while Williams will join on October 11.
At Singer & Friedlander, Williams was responsible for running more than £400m of European institutional and retail funds across large and small cap sectors. Under his management, the European retail fund outperformed its sector consistently over ten years and was ranked in the top quartile over six months, one year and ten years.
Thorne has five years experience as a fund manager in a small cap team and Craig was a global healthcare analyst while at Insight.
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