The fund offers investors the opportunity to access attractive opportunities within value, recovery and smaller companies’ stocks.
Why UK Alpha?
Investors will gain broad exposure to what we believe to be some of the most attractive investment ideas in the UK, diversified well across the different Potential, Valuation and Timing (PVT) categories. The fund benefits from being managed by a highly experienced and well-regarded manager, who operates within the proven PVT framework.
Investment philosophy and 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.
About the fund manager
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 twelve 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 where he was 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 RAMAM, joining in August 2006. Hugh is Head of Value and Recovery PVT Equities at RAMAM and manages the UK Alpha, UK Recovery, Global Recovery and Global Alpha strategies.