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Harrison to become head of UK equities as Taylor steps back at Threadneedle.

Leigh Harrison will move from head of UK retail to become head of UK equities at Threadneedle when Michael Taylor steps back from day to day fund management at the end of the year.

Harrison will also take on Taylor’s UK growth fund from next January although Mark Westwood who recently joined the group from Morley, will take on the running of Taylor’s UK select fund from today.

Current number two on Threadneedle’s UK hedge fund Steve Hewitt will run Taylor’s accelerando fund from year end and Dominic Baker and Chris White will run Taylor’s institutional and overseas earnings funds respectively from January 1.

Taylor will take on an as yet undefined consultative role in January after twelve years running funds at the company, and Threadneedle stresses that he will not be retiring.

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