Neptune Investment Management has confirmed that Holly Cassell will take a two-year break from the company to take a fixed-term Brexit advisory role with the UK Government.
Cassell, joined Neptune in 2013, has been assistant manager on the £604m Neptune UK Mid Cap and £24m UK Opportunities funds since 2014 and 2015 respectively, alongside Mark Martin, investment director and head of UK equities.
She was promoted co-manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities fund and deputy manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap fund in May.
Her new role with be with the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy where she will advise on industrial strategy, but she will rejoin Neptune at the end of her two-year sabbatical.
Neptune chief executive Robin Geffen says Brexit is the “key determining economic event of our lifetime in the UK”.
“National unity is of vital importance at this time. It is crucial that one puts aside narrow self-interest, and focuses instead on getting the best and brightest in the UK working on this issue.”
Geffen says he looks forward to welcoming Cassell back at the end of the sabbatical.