River and Mercantile appoints Sym head of equities

Sym compared ESG to the dot-com bubble

Beth Brearley
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James Sym

James Sym

River & Mercantile has promoted fund manager James Sym to head of equities.

Sym, who runs the £256m R&M ES River and Mercantile European fund, joined the firm from Schroders in 2020 to establish the business's European Equities franchise. In his expanded role, Sym will focus on driving the firm's equity products forward. Based in London, Sym will continue to report to R&M CEO Alex Hoctor-Duncan. The announcement follows the Financial Conduct Authority approving the change of control of River and Mercantile Group to AssetCo last week. FCA approves AssetCo takeover of River and Mercantile Hoctor-Duncan said: "As we look toward to the next stage of our journey...

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