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Burdett and Potter start Thames River voyage

Multi-manager starlets Gary Potter and Robert Burdett have joined Thames River after completing their six-month gardening leaves at Credit Suisse.

The pair are set to launch a core range of five funds in early September, which are believed to include a number of managed and offshore vehicles.

The pair will be reunited with former colleagues Kelly Prior, Paul Green and Antony Willis who left CSAM for the specialist boutique back in April.

Potter and Burdett left Credit Suisse back in February after spending over five years managing the group’s £1.2bn range of multi-manager funds. The pair are also set to be shareholders in the Thames River business, which was formed back in 1998.

Thames River chief executive Charlie Porter says: “By welcoming Rob and Gary to Thames River, we are marking a significant step in the company’s development. As recognised leaders in the UK multi-manager marketplace, they will be fundamental in helping the company achieve its stated aim of becoming a leading provider of multi-manager products to the retail market.

“Well-respected by the intermediary fraternity, they will be given the freedom to build appropriate, performance-focused products for their clients and will enjoy the support of a culture which enables investment talent to flourish and share in the fruits of its labour. We look forward to announcing more details of this range of products in the coming weeks.”

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