Woodford returns with new firm targeting Acacia life sciences portfolio

Mike Sheen
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This is Woodford's first launch since the collapse of his Equity Income Fund in 2019
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This is Woodford's first launch since the collapse of his Equity Income Fund in 2019

Neil Woodford has returned 16 months after the collapse of Woodford Investment Management with the launch of a new investment firm, which is working alongside Acacia Research to "advise" on an illiquid and unlisted portfolio of life sciences companies once owned by the Woodford Equity Income fund (WEIF).

Woodford will serve as chief investment officer of WCM Partners, which will be based in Buckinghamshire and Jersey, serving institutional and high-net-worth investors. The Acacia life sciences a...

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