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RAM poaches equities team from CGNU

Rothschild Asset Management star fund manager David Kiddie has poached a

new US equities team from CGNU.

Chief investment officer David Kiddie, a recent recruit from Hill Samuel,

has lured the CGNU team led by Crispin Cripwell.

The team also includes Anna Piney, Scott Irving and Alex Robarts.

Cripwell will retain the title he held at CGNU of head of US equities.

The move is part of a drive aimed at repositioning Rothschild as one of

the leading investment management companies in the UK. The team will join

Rothschild&#39s UK and European equities teams based in London.

It will join RAM sometime this autumn although a date has not yet been


RAM chief executive Paul Manduca says: “The new team will work with chief

investment officer David Kiddie as he develops and implements a clear

global equity investment process for all equity and balanced mandates with

the aim of improving the performance record across all equity products



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