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.