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About Leigh Himsworth
Born in 1968 and from Leeds, Leigh Himsworth studied Law at Newcastle University, graduating in 1989. Leigh’s working career began in accountancy roles before he completed an MBA at Bradford. He then moved into the investment arena, becoming a private client stockbroker with BWD Rensburg. Leigh took on his first pure fund management role with the Nestle Pension fund from 1998 to 2001 before returning to Rensburg, this time as a fund manager, specialising in UK mid caps. In 2006 he left Rensburg to join Royal London Asset Management where, as one of a seven-man investment team, he managed the firm’s UK Mid-Cap Growth fund and was rated by Citywire. In July 2009 he left Royal London and joined Gartmore as head of UK equities. He then joined Eden Financial in 2011 where he runs the CF Eden UK Select Opportunities Fund. In addition to his law degree and MBA, Leigh also holds the Securities Institute Diploma and ASIP qualifications. Away from the office his pastimes include supporting Leeds United FC, walking, chess and martial arts.
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