Jupiter hires European equity manager

Mark_HeslopJupiter Asset Management has appointed Mark Heslop as a European equity manager and small company specialist.

His appointment to the newly-created role comes ahead of the launch by Jupiter of a European smaller companies fund in the fourth quarter, following Heslop’s September start with Jupiter.

Heslop joins Jupiter from Columbia Threadneedle, where he specialised in European small companies for almost 10 years, having taken responsibility for his first fund in September 2009.

Stephen Pearson, Jupiter’s chief investment officer, said: “With a long and high-quality track record in this specialist sector, Mark’s experience will add further strength to our European equity capability and broaden our product range in this important asset class.

“Small company investing is a natural fit for Jupiter as an active, bottom up stock-picking firm and Mark’s recruitment adds to our current offering in UK and US small companies. I look forward to him joining in September and developing our plans further.”

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