Liontrust adds Manager to Sustainable funds

Liontrust has appointed Chris Foster as Fund Manager for three of its Sustainable Future (SF) equity funds: SF Global Growth, GF SF Global Growth and SF Managed Growth funds.

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Liontrust has appointed Chris Foster as Fund Manager for three of its Sustainable Future (SF) equity funds.

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Chris joins Simon Clements, lead manager across these strategies, and Peter Michaelis, Head of Sustainable Investment, in managing the SF Global Growth, GF SF Global Growth and SF Managed Growth funds. Having become part of the Sustainable Investment team in 2013, Chris was an investment analyst with responsibility for financial themes and stocks before being named manager of the three funds. Chris’ appointment comes as the 14-strong Sustainable Investment team, which has been managing SF funds since 2001, has been experiencing strong flows, with its assets under management reaching £5.3 billion on 31 December 2019.

“Chris deserves the move to fund manager because of the impact of his work on the financial sector. This has positively benefited our funds and therefore investors.Chris has provided an invaluable contribution in particular to three of our themes – Increasing financial resilience, Saving for the future and Insuring a sustainable economy.”

Simon Clements

“Chris’ deep understanding and insights have been a tremendous asset to the team for many years and taking on fund manager responsibilities will further enhance his contribution.”

Peter Michaelis

Commenting on his appointment, Chris said: “This is an exciting time for sustainable investment, which is becoming part of the mainstream as people realize the social and investment benefit it can provide. I look forward to continuing to work with Simon, Peter and the rest of the team on the funds, identifying transformative themes that will shape the global economy of the future and the stocks that will benefit from them.”

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Liontrust adds Manager to Sustainable funds