The objective of the fund is to achieve an above average level of income together with long-term capital growth. The fund invests primarily in shares of UK companies. The fund may use derivatives (complex instruments) to manage the fund more efficiently, with the aim of reducing risk, minimising costs and/or generating additional capital or income. The fund is actively managed within its objectives and is not constrained by a benchmark.
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Biography:Based in Henley-on-Thames, Ciaran is responsible for the management of a number of UK equity portfolios. Ciaran began his investment career in 1994, joining HSBC where he was as an investment analyst before moving to United Friendly Asset Management (UFAM) in 1999 as a fund manager and joining our company in 2005. He holds an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University, the Securities Institute Diploma and is a CFA Charterholder.