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Fund Manager Week 2017

It’s the start of a new year and all this week DirectorsTalk ask 5 questions to 5 top fund managers. The questions we ask are:

1. How do you feel 2016 went for you?
2. Were there any standout investments in your portfolio?
3. What are your views on prospects for 2017?
4. What sectors do you think will be interesting this year?
5. Are there any particular stocks that you like the look of for 2017?

Monday 9th Jan 2017 – Gervais Williams – Miton Group Plc

Managing Director since 2011 and Fund Manager of the Diverse Income Trust plc, Miton UK MicroCap Trust plc, CF Miton UK Multi Cap Income Fund, CF Miton UK Smaller Companies Fund and The Investment Company plc.


Tuesday 10th Jan – George Luckraft  – AXA Framlington

George joined AXA Investment Managers in 2002 and is the lead fund manager for the AXA Framlington Equity Income, AXA Framlington Managed Income and AXA Framlington Monthly Income Funds.


Wednesday 11th Jan – Giles Hargreave – Hargreave Hale

Giles is the chairman of Hargreave Hale. Giles oversees the investment mandates of several retail funds including the Marlborough Special Situations and Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth Funds

Thursday 12th Jan – Matt Evans – Columbia Threadneedle


Matt Evans joined Threadneedle Investments, in October 2013, as a fund manager. He is co-manager of the Threadneedle UK Smaller Companies Fund, the Threadneedle UK Mid 250 Fund and a range of small cap institutional portfolios¹. He is also responsible for stock analysis and idea generation with research responsibility for construction and house builders.

Friday 13th Jan – Graham Bird – Gresham House Strategic


Graham leads the strategic public equity strategy alongside Tony Dalwood. He is experienced in Fund Management and in building both corporate advisory and Asset Management businesses.