Dan Roberts quits Eden Financial for Fidelity

Dan Roberts has quit Eden Financial after two months to join Fidelity.

Roberts joined Eden from Gartmore in July 2011 alongside Leigh Himsworth. Eden was due to launch a global equity income product for Roberts later this year.

Eden Financial head of asset management Ed Rosengarten says: “Dan’s sudden change of heart is a big surprise and a disappointment, however there is no impact on our clients or investors as his departure occurs before the start date of the planned global equity income fund. The team has been working hard on preparing the fund for the market, but Eden will now bring forward its other product launches.”

”Eden is a team effort and whilst Dan is no longer part of that, we wish him well wherever his career may take him.”

A spokesperson for Eden says the firm plans to delay the launch of the global equity income fund following the news. The fund was set to launch in November and was a plain vanilla offering that targeted an annual yield of 4-5 per cent.

Eden Financial recently appointed former Henderson head of multi-manager Mark Harris as joint manager of the £66.6m CF Eden global multi-strategy fund.