Sanlam begins UK thematics push after 2020's acquisition spree

Specialist funds targeted in latest growth plans

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Tom Carroll of Sanlam

Sanlam Investments' key focus for 2021 will be establishing itself as a provider of thematic funds to UK investors, having significantly expanded its offering last year with a series of deals, head of asset management Tom Carroll has said.

The firm is expecting to be more reserved this year in terms of buying in established vehicles and investment teams, with a greater focus on potential internal launches, but Carroll has not ruled out acquisitions if opportunities present themselves in the thematics space. Last year, Sanlam Investments reached a series of deals to build out its offering, bringing in a fixed income team from Tideway, a global equity team from Martin Currie and real estate expertise from Catalyst. Sanlam completes £1.2bn Smith & Williamson fund range takeover Perhaps most significantly, Sanlam Investm...

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