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Thames aims for the mainstream

Thames River is looking to set up a mainstream UK equity fund once its new multi-manager team led by Gary Potter and Robert Burdett have settled in, with UK equity income top of the list.

An ethical fund is also on the agenda. Investment director Michael Warren says: “This group has always had the ambition of growing its long-only multi-manager and UK equity businesses. The appointment of Gary and Rob has probably put the latter on hold until 2008, to allow time for the multi-manager team to bed in. However, if the right talent comes along then it may be sooner.”

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