Liontrust launches global equity drive with hire of F&C trio

Liontrust launches global equity drive with hire of F&C trio

Kristof Bulkai, Patrick Cadell and Hugo Rogers have joined Liontrust as the asset manager plans to expand its alternative investment capabilities.

The trio join from BMO Global Asset Management where they managed the F&C Directional Opportunities fund and the F&C Water and Agriculture fund.

Liontrust plans to launch a Dublin-domiciled Global Strategic Equity fund for the group at the end of May. It will then launch a global water and agriculture fund later in the year.

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James Beddall, co-head of international sales at Liontrust, said: “With the addition of this team, we are building an attractive range of alternative funds at Liontrust and are seeking to diversify our teams and fund range further this year.”

He added: “We are seeing significant demand for alternative investments from clients, particularly internationally, which is partly being driven by the current valuations of equity and bond markets. Fund buyers are looking for managers who can perform well in all markets.”

Mr Bulkai and Mr Rogers joined Thames River Capital in 2008, which was acquired by F&C Asset Management in 2010. Prior to F&C, Mr Cadell was an investment analyst at Nevsky Capital.