John Wood has been appoin-ted to launch the J O Hambro Capital Management onshore UK opportunities fund this autumn.Wood has managed the Newton UK opportunities fund since its launch in 2002 helping it generate 48.98 per cent cumulative growth over three years. He joined Newton as an analyst in 1995 after qualifying as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. The UK opportunities fund will be the company’s third UK fund, joining its UK growth fund and UK equity income fund. Nick Roe-Ely is joining JOHCM from Tilney in September to manage a new onshore American growth fund, launching in October. Chief executive Nichola Pease says: “John Wood’s investment style and track record fits well with our strict criteria of building a team of first-class managers who produce strong and consistent performance for investors.” Wood says: “I am very exci-ted at the prospect of working with such a highly experienced and successful group of managers. The company’s entrepreneurial culture means that I will be able to focus 100 per cent on managing money.”
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