The fund invests in companies around the world which we believe are well positioned to provide long-term growth and attractive returns

Why Global High Alpha?

This fund enables investors to access a portfolio that is broadly diversified across sector, capitalisation tier and region. The highly regarded and experienced manager selects stocks which he believes will outperform from the growth, quality, recovery and asset backed investment categories.

Investment process

The portfolio manager invests according to River and Mercantile's long established PVT philosophy, where stocks are evaluated by a combination of their potential to create value, their valuation and the timing of buying into a position.

Sophisticated quantitative analysis and intelligent screening finds only the best opportunities for the manager and investment team to debate and validate by applying rigorous fundamental research.

Fund facts

AUM

£181.4m as at 30 November 2021

Benchmark

MSCI ACWI

Fund managers

Hugh Sergeant

William Lough

Fund literature

Fund facts

AUM

£181.4m as at 30 November 2021

Benchmark

MSCI ACWI

Fund manager

Hugh Sergeant

William Lough

Fund literature

About the fund managers

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Hugh Sergeant
Head of Value and Recovery Strategies, PVT Equities

Hugh graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Economics. He joined Gartmore in 1987 as a UK equities graduate trainee and moved to Phillips & Drew in 1990, managing UK equities throughout his 12 years there.  He became Head of Smaller Companies in 1997, establishing a new team and launching the UBS Smaller Companies Fund. In March 2000 Hugh was promoted to Head of UK Equities at UBS Global Asset Management and Chairman of the UK Equities Committee. He joined Société Générale Asset Management in 2002 as Head of UK Equities, manager of the Growth strategy and co-manager of the Special Opportunities Fund.  

Hugh was one of the founding members of R&M Asset Management in 2006. Hugh is Head of Value and Recovery strategies within the PVT Equities team and manages the High Alpha and Recovery strategies.

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William Lough
Portfolio Manager, PVT Equities

Will graduated from the University of Oxford with a First-Class Honours Degree in Modern History, before joining R&M Asset Management an equity analyst in 2009. In 2013 he was promoted to Director of Research and in 2014 became alternate Portfolio Manager on Hugh Sergeant’s Recovery and High Alpha strategies.

Will is currently the lead Portfolio Manager on the UK Dynamic Equity and International High Alpha Strategies and co-manager on the Global High Alpha Strategy. Will is also the alternate on the UK Recovery Strategy.

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Arabella Townshend

Head of UK Institutional

Arabella Townshend

Head of UK Institutional

Arabella is a director, and Head of UK Institutional Distribution, working with her team to provide investment solutions to UK pension schemes, their consultants and trustees. Arabella joined River and Mercantile in 2010 from Edinburgh University where she gained a degree in Geography.

Simon Smith

Head of Wholesale Distribution

Simon Smith

Head of Wholesale Distribution

Simon Smith is Managing Director, and Head of UK Wholesale Distribution, responsible for creating a market leading customer centric distribution business working with wealth managers across the UK for the benefit of investors. Simon has spent a 25 year career working for some of the industry's leading asset managers including M&G, Standard Life Investments and most recently nine years overseeing the growth of Merian UK Wholesale (Old Mutual Global Investors).

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