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Gavin Launder is lead fund manager on the L&G European and UK Growth funds, where he manages in excess of £1billion in Pan-Euro assets. He has close to 30 years of investment experience, having joined LGIM in 2007 from BlueBay Asset Management where he was a Global Equities analyst. Gavin's vast experience incorporates a buy-side career, which includes time spent as a portfolio manager with UBS O’Connor. Gavin holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from University College, London
Andrew joined LGIM in August 2014 and runs the European Equity Income strategies. He started his career at Phillips & Drew in 1992, so has ‘Value Investor’ running through his core like a stick of rock. Outside work, he has a secret super-power as a dog-whisperer.
As an active equity product specialist, Matthew is a research junkie and is always looking for interesting stats and datapoints to form talking points. Matthew joined in 2011 from boutique wealth management business Psigma Investments, where he worked as an equity analyst for 4 years. When not focused on equities, Matthew spends his time indulging in what he considers the finer things in life; as a man of contradiction, this sees him combine his love for Italian wine with a passion for listening to heavy metal music.
Nigel joined the Global Equity Desk within the Active Equity team at LGIM in Q3 2017 as the Fund Manager for the Real Income Builder (RIB) strategy. Nigel joined LGIM from Longview Partners where he was a Partner and a senior member of the Investment Team researching companies across multiple sectors and geographies. Prior to this, he was a Senior Fund Manager at HSBC Halbis Capital Management, managing global and EAFE portfolios. Nigel has also worked at McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant and started his career at Arthur Andersen. Nigel has a MA in Economics from St John’s College, Cambridge and a MBA from Warwick University. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a fellow of the ICAEW.
Shaunak joined the Global Equity desk in 2014 and has managed the Future World Global Equity Focus and Real Capital Builder funds since their inception. The funds are high-conviction portfolios focused on fundamental bottom-up analysis. Shaunak joined from Asian Century Quest (a multi billion dollar long/short equity hedge fund based out of New York, spun out of Maverick Capital) and has over a decade of buyside experience. Shaunak started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
Stephen joined LGIM in 2017 as a Fund Manager for the UK Equity Income portfolios. He joined LGIM from Old Mutual where he was responsible for the management of the Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund from 2009 until 2016. Prior to that, he was a Fund Manager at Bessemer Trust from 2006 until 2008. Stephen graduated from Imperial College London with a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Veeral joined LGIM in 2015 and is an Analyst for the Asian Income portfolios. Most recently Veeral was a Research Analyst at Amiya Capital, an Emerging Markets Hedge Fund where he had research responsibility for a number of sectors across the emerging countries within Asia. Prior to this, Veeral was a sell-side Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein where he covered the telecoms and semiconductor sectors. Veeral graduated with a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He also studied Behavioural Economics at Harvard University and is a CFA charterholder.
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