Manager exodus and fund closures as Jupiter AM conducts review

James Clunie among high-profile departures

James Baxter-Derrington
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The Jupiter multi-asset team will take over James Clunie's Absolute Return fund
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The Jupiter multi-asset team will take over James Clunie's Absolute Return fund

Fund managers James Clunie, Alastair Gunn and Michael Buhl-Nielsen are all set to leave Jupiter Asset Management following a manager and fund review.

A "period of sustained underperformance" and "significant outflows" led the firm to conduct a review of the Jupiter Absolute Return fund, which resulted in the decision to appoint the Jupiter multi-asset team as managers of the fund from 1 January 2021. In a statement, the firm announced it would "retain the core proposition" of Clunie's fund but would take the opportunity to "review aspects of the investment process" while maintain the investment objective. Investors pull £1bn from Merian funds after Jupiter acquisition Commenting on Clunie's departure, Ben Yearsley, director, Fai...

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