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LeggMason Investors adds to sales team

LeggMason Investors has appointed Patricia Thompson to join its UK sales team.

Thompson joins from Legg Mason Limited, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, where she spent six years promoting the Dublin-based strategic value advisors fund – an offshore clone of Legg Mason&#39s flagship value trust.

In her new position, she will report to managing director of UK mutual funds Paul Boughton, and will work towards strengthening LMI&#39s position in the discretionary intermediary marketplace.

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By Rob Burnett, Neptune European Opportunities Fund

In recent months, investors have become more pessimistic about both the European and the US economic outlook and yet stockmarkets have pushed on to new highs. Some would argue that this is a worrying divergence. We would take the opposite view. This appears to be classic bull market behaviour. A wall of worry has been rebuilt, and stockmarket resilience should be taken as a sign of strength. The market is discounting an improving economic outlook ahead, particularly in the south of Europe.

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