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Liontrust’s West retires from fund management

Liontrust’s Gary West has retired from asset management to explore opportunities outside of the funds industry.

West, who has co-led the asset management house’s Cashflow Solution investment team with James Inglis-Jones for the past seven years, was co-manager on a number of the firm’s funds including the £294m Liontrust Income fund.

Inglis-Jones has become sole head of the Cashflow Solution team and there will be no other changes to how its funds are managed. Liontrust hired Samantha Gleave last year to work on the team as part of the succession plan for West’s retirement.

Liontrust chief executive John Ions says: “Gary and I spoke 18 months ago about his desire to retire within the next three years.

“We appointed Samantha as part of the succession plan and the speed at which she has integrated into the team and the company has enabled us to bring forward Gary’s retirement. Liontrust wishes to thank Gary for his contribution to Liontrust over the past seven years, particularly the growth of the business over the past three years.”

West joined Liontrust from Polar Capital in 2006, having previously held roles at Touche Remnant, Henderson, Fleming Investment Management and JP Morgan Fleming. Inglis-Jones also joined in the same year from Polar, while Gleave worked with both fund managers at Fleming Investment Management

Liontrust Income’s cumulative performance to 6 September 2013

Liontrust Income 6.69% 5.26% 25.53% 42.80% 46.96%
1.40% 1.75% 18.15% 36.23% 51.26%
5.22% 3.46% 6.25% 4.82% -2.84%
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Source: FE Analytics


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