RLAM hires Henry Lowson to run UK smaller companies fund following departure of Victoria Stewart
16 June 2016
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), one of the UK’s leading fund management companies, today announces that, after 17 years, Victoria Stewart, manager of its UK Smaller Companies fund, has resigned from her position to pursue new challenges. RLAM is also able to announce that Henry Lowson will be joining as a Senior Fund Manager to take over the running of the fund.
Victoria Stewart will leave RLAM on 9th September 2016, with Henry Lowson joining the team on 1st September 2016. Henry will work closely with Derek Mitchell, manager of RLAM’s UK Mid Cap and UK Opportunity funds, as well as the wider equities team to expand RLAM’s Alpha strategies within the UK equity market.
Henry, who is AAA rated by Citywire and 5 star rated by Trustnet, joins RLAM from AXA Framlington, where he has spent his entire career. He joined the company in 2005 and in May 2012 was appointed as lead manager of the AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies fund.
Commenting on the changes, Piers Hillier, Chief Investment Officer at Royal London Asset Management, said:
“It is sad to see Victoria leave after 17 years at RLAM. We would like to thank her for her considerable contribution and wish her well for the future.
“Henry is a natural fit and compliments RLAM’s UK equity team’s approach which is based on fundamental research and stock selection. I am confident that Henry’s skills will help us further develop our range of high conviction UK equity funds. He is joining RLAM’s equity team at a very exciting time.”
Notes to Editors
Currently, Royal London Asset Management’s equities team has £27.3bn of assets under management, with £17.4bn in UK equities.
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About Royal London:
Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £87.9 billion. Group businesses provide around 9.1 million policies and employ 3,051 people. (Figures quoted are as at 31 March 2016).
About Royal London Asset Management (RLAM):
Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.
RLAM manages over £87.9 billion of assets and employs 75 investment professionals. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.