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


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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