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Miton picks Jackson to replace Godber and Hamilton

Miton has appointed Andrew Jackson to manage its top-performing UK Value Opportunities fund.

 
Miton picks Jackson to replace Godber and Hamilton

Miton Group has appointed Andrew Jackson to manage its top-performing UK Value Opportunities fund, following the departure of managers George Godber and Georgina Hamilton to join rival fund group Polar Capital.

Formerly Citywire AAA-rated Jackson, who joins Miton on 27 June, was most recently at Ecclesiastical Investment Management (now EdenTree) which he left in July 2015. There he managed the UK Equity Growth fund, which was taken over by Robin Hepworth and Susan Round, director of group investments, upon his departure. Jackson had managed the fund since 2003. 

Prior to Ecclesiastical, his career included spells at Société Générale Asset Management, Lloyds Investment Managers and Canada Life.

Miton was rocked by the news of Godber and Hamilton's departure last month, with the pair responsible for around a third of the fund group's assets and having delivered strong returns. Since launch in March 2013 the fund has returned 56.7%, well ahead of the 18.3% average for the UK All Companies sector. Shares in the fund group are down 24% since the pair announced their exit.

Miton managing director Gervais Williams commented: 'Andrew has all of the strengths for the role, including a record of impressive returns over an extended period. He is very well suited to taking a leadership role on the Miton UK Value Opportunities Fund, given the fund already has a history of delivering attractive returns, with stock weightings that are largely independent of the mainstream indices.

'At Miton we have a history of recruiting fund managers who can excel within our genuinely active investing culture.'

1 comment so far. Why not have your say?

Steve ROGERS

May 19, 2016 at 13:30

Lets hope he can match Godber and Hamilton, a big act to follow and I guess a shed load of money is going to follow them...The only comfort I have is Gervais Williams who is a Top Top MD

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