Investment
management

Equity and alternative strategies informed by investment insight

Our investment management strategies are focused on improving outcomes for a range of investors by offering unparalleled insights and robust investment processes.

Investment strategies driven by your goals

Our investment strategies are driven by a commitment to investment excellence, in partnership with investors to help them reach their objectives.

Our broad investment management skills offer exposure to UK, European, global and emerging markets equities, as well as macro-focused multi-asset and alternatives strategies.

Deep expertise combined with continuous innovation

Our experienced team of investment experts in the UK and US share insights that inform fundamental macroeconomic and security-specific analysis. Where efficient, we complement this with proprietary data screening to add further rigour to robust investment processes.

We continuously innovate to improve our approach to keep offering you relevant services and products, including ensuring that we incorporate ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria into our process.

What we offer

You can access our investment management through two capabilities:

Our range of long-only equity products offers exposure to UK, European, global and emerging markets equities.

Our multi-asset and alternatives strategies are designed to maxmise returns while minimising risk.

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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 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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Europe Masterclass: November 2020

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