Ignis expands Ashbys uk equity team

Ignis has strengthened its UK equity offering, reuniting the team's head Graham Ashby with portfolio manager Mira Bhogaita.

Ignis expands Ashbys uk equity team

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Bhogaita has joined from LV= Asset Management, where she successfully managed the UK equity portfolio of the LV= Group Pension Scheme from August 2009 to August 2011.

She first worked with Ashby at Deutsche Asset Management, where she began her career as a UK equity analyst in 2003.

Ashby joined Ignis back in March 2012, in what I termed a shrewd move by the asset manager. Read my views on Ashby and his process here.

In 2005, Bhogaita took up a role as a global analyst at Newton Investment Management before working with Ashby again at Credit Suisse Asset Management as a portfolio manager from 2007.

As well as helping manage the portfolios within Ignis’ eight-strong UK equity team, Bhogaita will be responsible for covering the consumer goods, property & construction and financial services sectors.

“Having worked with Mira before at LV=, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Asset Management, I know what a talented investment professional she is and I am very confident the team will benefit from her skill and experience,” Ashby said.

Ashby currently leads Ignis’ UK Enhanced Income and UK Equity Income Funds.
 

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