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Old Mutual appoints new fund head

Old Mutual Asset Managers has appointed Richard Moore as it new head of UK growth funds.

Moore joins from Singer & Friedlander where he was a UK equity fund manager. Previously he worked on the UK equities desk at National Mutual Life for 10 years.

In his new role, Moore will report to head of UK equities Ashton Bradbury, and will assume management for the Old Mutual UK Growth fund, which has been run by Bradbury since last autumn.


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