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Swip UK equity manager James Clunie to join Jupiter

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Scottish Widows Investment Partnership UK equity manager James Clunie is to join Jupiter Asset Management.
 
Clunie is joining Jupiter in July and will help develop its total return and equity long-short offering.
 
Clunie, who has been at Swip since April 2007, managed the managed the £51.8m Swip UK Flexible Strategy fund, £116m Swip UK Opportunities fund, £46.7m Scottish Widows Select Growth fund and the £72.4m TU Unit fund.
 
He also co-managed the Swip UK Income fund with Richard Dunbar.
 
He had been managing the UK Opportunities fund on an interim basis following the repositioning of the group’s equities strategy last year.
 
Tony Foster will assume responsibility for managing the Swip UK Flexible Strategy fund while Mark Phillips will continue as back-up manager.
 
A statement from Jupiter says:  “We are delighted to have attracted someone of his calibre as we seek to grow our share in these markets.”

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