Liontrust poaches from Neptune and Jupiter to boost sales team

General-Business-People-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgLiontrust is adding to its sales team from Neptune and Jupiter to boost its presence in the UK retail and wholesale market.

The firm has hired Neptune Investment Management’s Andrew Taylor to cover sales for the North of England and Scotland and Jupiter Asset Management’s Mark Wright to oversee the Midlands. Both will both report to head of global distribution Ian Chimes.

Liontrust, which has £9.1bn in assets under management, says the appointments mark the next stage of its growth strategy. The new hires will mean the sales team covering the UK and Europe numbers 18.

Chimes says: “I am really pleased we have been able to recruit people of the calibre of Andrew and Mark to add to the strong sales team we already have. They will enable us to expand still further our distribution reach and levels of client service in the North of England, Scotland and the Midlands.

“I have worked with both Andrew and Mark before so I know how good their investment knowledge and relationships are and they will fit in really well with the rest of the sales team. At Liontrust, they will have a strong range of funds and portfolios and seven impressive fund management teams to talk to their clients about.”