Miton eyes long/short equity fund launch

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Miton is looking to launch a Fundamental UK Long/Short Equity fund, with new hire George Godber a likely appointment to manage it.

The firm has not yet started to market the fund, although Fundweb understands a decision was made to get it “on the starting blocks” as the firm “has the capability and the brainpower in-house to launch this fund”.

No launch date has been decided for the fund, which may be held back until next year. 

The lead manager on the fund is yet to be determined, but Fundweb understands Godber is the leading candidate.

Since joining at the beginning of the year, Godber was given the £34m CF Miton UK Value Opportunities fund – which was launched in March 2013 – to co-manage with Georgina Hamilton.