About Timothy Russell
Old Etonian Tim Russell joined the funds industry when it was in the grip of a hiring freeze. It was a tough year for asset management in 1992 but Lazard spotted his budding talent and barely three months later he was at the helm of the Lazard UK Income unit trust. The fund rose 142% over the five-and-a-half years that Russell ran it. This was not beginner's luck and before long Russell was launching HSBC's UK Growth & Income fund. In September 2002 he moved on to bigger things at Cazenove, where he is now head of UK equities. His key retail fund is the Cazenove UK Growth & Income unit trust, which the company launched for Russell in January 2003.