Jeffrey Atherton is a senior portfolio manager at GLG, where he is responsible for the firm’s Japanese equity funds. Atherton has been managing Japanese funds for over 20 years and has held senior positions at Insight Investment, SGAM, TCW and Equitable Life. Before joining GLG, he worked at Stratton Street Capital LLP for five years where he was a partner and co-manager of their Japanese hedge fund strategies. He joined GLG in March 2011 and has a BA in economics from the University of Sheffield.
London born Neil Edwards studied Economics at Sheffield University in the late 70’s before beginning his investment career with Halifax Fund Management where he worked from 1986 to 2000. Neil joined the Nestle UK Pension Fund as UK equity fund manager in 2001, leaving to join Societe Generale Asset management in 2005 as a senior fund manager where, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he co-manages two of the firm's Japan focused retail funds alongside Stephen Harker. They describe their investment style as adopting a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Neil’s leisure centres around sport with an interest in both tennis and rugby.
Teeside born Stephen Harker attended both Warwick and Sheffield Universities studying Mathematics, Economics and Finance, and started his investment career with Prudential Portfolio Managers where he worked from 1983 to ’93. He moved to Societe Generale in 2002. Stephen has managed Japanese equity funds since 1985 and, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he currently co-manages two Japan focused retail funds alongside Neil Edwards, and they say they adopt a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Stephen lists his main leisure interest as football.
The Fund's investment objective is to provide a high total return for a suitable long term appreciation of the investors capital. The Portfolio will invest predominantly in common stocks, ADRs and other equity securities. The Fund seeks long term gains by investing primarily in listed or traded shares (or related instruments) of issuers in Japan, or which derive a substantial part of their revenue from Japan. It may also invest in other asset classes, including debt securities, currencies, deposits and other funds and in other regions.
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