Liontrust acquires Architas multi-manager business in £75m deal

Multi-manager and advisory businesses

Jenna Brown
John Husselbee will head the newly combined businesses at Liontrust

John Husselbee will head the newly combined businesses at Liontrust

Liontrust is to buy Architas' UK multi-manager and advisory businesses from parent company Axa in a deal worth up to £75m.

The acquisition will create a multi-asset multi-manager business with £6.6bn in assets under management and advice. The newly combined team will be led by Liontrust's John Husselbee with Architas' Sheldon Macdonald named deputy head of multi-asset. Architas' UK distribution team will move to Liontrust. Liontrust will run £25bn in assets after the integration, it said in a statement this morning (1 July). The deal includes the Architas Multi-Asset (MA) Active, Blended and Passive Multi-Manager fund ranges along with the Specialist and Income funds, and this will bring £5.6bn in AuMA...

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