Marlborough Fund Managers founder Geoff Hitchin to retire

50-year career

Lauren Mason
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Marlborough Fund Managers' Geoff Hitchin
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Marlborough Fund Managers' Geoff Hitchin

Founder of Marlborough Fund Managers Geoff Hitchin is retiring after more than 50 years in the industry, and 34 years of running the £378m Global Bond fund.

Hitchin, who founded MFM in 1986 after spending 20 years as a tax officer and consultant, launched Marlborough Global Bond in 1987 and subsequently the £21.3m Marlborough Bond Income fund in 1998. Since Hitchin launched Marlborough Global Bond, it has returned 508.4% compared to its IA Global Mixed Bond sector average of 302.2%, according to data from FE fundinfo. The fund was shortlisted in the Global Bonds category of Investment Week's Fund Manager of the Year Awards in 2020. Marlborough hires Alastair Caw from Columbia Threadneedle as it eyes growth Co-managers Danny Fox and Nia...

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