Twitter icon Email alerts icon Latest News RSS icon Magazine icon Stay connected:

View the article online at http://citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/article/a729260

Rodrigs quits Investec for River and Mercantile

by James Phillipps on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:02

Rodrigs quits Investec for River and Mercantile

Philip Rodrigs is leaving Investec to join River and Mercantile Asset Management as a partner, Wealth Manager can reveal.

Citywire A-rated Rodrigs (pictured) will take over the group's £150 million R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies fund. The current manager, Dan Hanbury, who used to work with Rodrigs at Investec, will focus on running the fund house's UK Equity Income fund.

The pair will then work together to develop R&M UK Smaller Companies and UK Equity Unconstrained funds. Rodrigs joins on 14 March.

Ken Hsia replaces Rodrigs as manager of the Investec UK Smaller Companies  fund with immediate effect. He has been the alternatve manager on the vehicle since 2000 and Investec said the investment process will remain unchanged.

Over three years to the end of December, the fund has returned 76.89% compared to a 66.35% rise in the benchmark FTSE Small Cap (ex-IT) index.

R&M chief executive James Barham said: 'We are delighted that Philip is joining R&M as he has built an excellent track record during his 8 years at Investec and we are, of course, very excited that we are able to reunite him with Dan. 

'We have also continued to invest in our UK and global equity investment teams over the last few years and we are pleased that Philip is joining alongside the additional recruitment of George Ensor as a UK equity analyst from Smith and Williamson.'

leave a comment

Please sign in here or register here to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

News sponsored by:

Sponsored Video: Bringing it all back home


As the UK coalition government strives to rebalance the national economy, so called 'reshoring' looks set to play an increasingly important role in economic recovery.

Today's top headlines

Sponsored Video: Barings on investing in Frontier Markets


From Nigeria to Pakistan and from Kenya to Kuwait, frontier markets are catching investors' attention as never before.

More about this:

Look up the funds

Look up the fund managers

  • Philip Rodrigs
    Register or Sign in to receive email alerts for items in your favourites whenever we write about them
  • Daniel Hanbury
    Register or Sign in to receive email alerts for items in your favourites whenever we write about them

Archive

On the road

Click here to find out more from the Audience Development team.

Sorry, this link is not
quite ready yet