Liontrust to launch UK Micro Cap fund for Cross

Ex-journalist Bates to be co-manager

Natalie Kenway

Liontrust is to launch a UK Micro Cap fund next year, subject to regulatory approval, to be run by UK equity manager Anthony Cross and recent hire and former journalist Victoria Bates.

The group hired Bates earlier this year from finnCap, where she was deputy head of corporate broking, but she has also spent time as diary editor at City AM during her career. The new fund is scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2016 and will also be co-managed by fellow member of the economic advantage team Matt Tonge, who recently joined the team from Liontrust's trading desk. Cross (pictured) already runs the group's £1.5bn Special Situations, £215m UK Growth, and £391m UK Smaller Companies funds, with Bates as co-manager on the small-cap portfolio. Liontrust's Cross: Sl...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now


Already an Investment Week