Speakers List - UK Equities Breakfast Briefing 2018


Adrian Frost

Fund Manager


Adrian manages the Artemis Income Fund, which he took over when he joined the firm in January 2002, and several institutional income mandates. After graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge, Adrian began his career at Deutsche Asset Management (Morgan Grenfell) in 1983. He was appointed a director there in 1990 and head of UK equities in 1996. Until July 2015, Adrian also managed the Artemis High Income Fund.

Ken Wotton

Fund Manager


Ken joined Livingbridge in 2007 and is responsible for managing all the public market investment activity on behalf of Livingbridge clients. He currently manages the LF Livingbridge UK Micro Cap Fund and the LF Livingbridge UK Multi Cap Income Fund. He graduated from Oxford before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He then moved into equity research with Commerzbank and then Evolution Securities where he built sector expertise in telecoms and technology and knowledge of large and small listed companies and corporate transactions. Ken is an Alpha Rated Fund Manager with FE Trustnet.

Leigh Himsworth

Portfolio Manager of Fidelity UK Opportunities Fund


Leigh Himsworth has over 22 years of experience in running UK equity portfolios and joined Fidelity in 2014.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Leigh managed the City Financial UK Opportunities Fund at City Financial and Eden Financial (where the fund was known as CF Eden UK Select Opportunities Fund).
Leigh trained as an accountant and after completing his MBA joined Rensburg (now Franklin Templeton) in 1995.
In 2006 he moved to Royal London Asset Management where he ran the company's UK Mid-Cap Growth Trust. In September 2009 he joined Gartmore to head up the UK equity team and to manage the Gartmore UK Alpha Fund. He is also an FE Trustnet Alpha Manager*.
* FE Trustnet Alpha Managers: The 197 managers on the list, selected from over 1,600 eligible managers, are rated on their risk-adjusted alpha, distinguishing those who are best able to navigate all phases of the market cycle.

Richard Buxton

Head of UK Equities

Old Mutual Global Investors

Richard joined Old Mutual Global Investors as head of UK equities in June 2013, and was appointed as chief executive in August 2015. He was previously at Schroders, where he managed the Schroder UK Alpha Plus Fund for over 10 years. Prior to Schroders he spent more than a decade at Baring Asset Management, having commenced his investment career in 1985 at Brown Shipley Asset Management. Richard was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry honour at the Morningstar OBSR Awards in 2012 and has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford.

Nick Purves

Portfolio Manager, RWC Equity Income

RWC Partners

Nick joined RWC Partners, along with co-managers Ian Lance and John Teahan, in August 2010 to establish the RWC Equity Income team, which now manages over £3 billion for its clients. Nick was previously senior portfolio manager at Schroders for over 16 years managing both Institutional Specialist Value Funds and the Schroder Income Fund and Income Maximiser Fund together with Ian Lance. During his time at Schroders, Nick was Citywire AAA, Nick and Ian’s Income fund was Morningstar 5 star rated, AA rated by OBSR and won the Moneywise award in 2009 in the UK Equity Income and Equity Income and Growth sectors. Nick is a qualified Chartered Accountant.