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Liontrust poach GAM director for global range

Liontrust Asset Management has appointed GAM investment director Ross Hollyman as global equity fund manager.

Hollyman will join next January to develop the firm’s global value, global earnings surprise and global multi-factor equity investment processes.

Liontrust plans to launch a number of collective investment vehicles that will apply these new investment processes, including alternative investment funds, authorised unit trusts and offshore funds.

It will also offer the global equity investment processes to the institutional market via segregated accounts, pooled institutional funds and managed accounts.

It is proposed that a new group entity Liontrust Global Investment Services Limited will be established for Hollyman and the team he will head based on the structure put in place for the firm’s European team in 2006.

Liontrust will recruit a team for Hollyman over the next few months.

Hollyman is responsible for UK and European equity long only and long/short portfolios and heads a team of four specialists at GAM.

Liontrust chief executive Nigel Legge says: “We are delighted that Ross is joining Liontrust. We believe Ross is ideally suited to Liontrust because, like all our managers, he is a process-driven investor.

“Ross worked with Gary West and James Inglis-Jones for many years at JP Morgan Fleming. He uses multi-factor investment processes, one of which is similar to Gary and James’ cashflow solution.”


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