Death of ex-Schroders UK equities chief Jim Cox

Former Schroders head of UK equities Jim Cox died last week.

Cox, who was in his early 60s, built up Schroders UK enterprise fund to over £1bn in assets at the end of the 1990s.

He retired from Schroders in 2000 and worked on a part-time consultancy basis for Alta Advisors, a private investment office that manages money for family offices and institutions.

A Schroders spokeswoman says: ”Jim was an exceptionally good fund manager and a charming, warm man. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

MAM funds head of business development Neil Bridge, who worked with Cox at Schroders, says: ”Jim was a super fund manager and a fantastic person to work with.

“The UK enterprise fund was the first focused UK fund and very much put Schroders on the map. It is very sad that he has passed away.”

Thames River multi-manager Robert Burdett says: “Jim delivered some great returns for our clients in the 1990s when he pioneered the focus fund concept with Schroder UK enterprise. He never sugar-coated his investment views, which was refreshing. I am very sorry he has passed away so soon.”