Leading UK fund manager
Neil Woodford is founding partner of Woodford Investment Management and a leading UK fund manager. He began his career with the Dominion Insurance Company and in 1987 became a fund manager with Eagle Star, then moved to Invesco Perpetual in 1988. Woodford ran the Invesco Perpetual Income and Invesco Perpetual High Income funds, with £10.36bn and £13.64bn in assets respectively.
In April 2014, Woodford left his role as head of UK equities at Invesco to set up Woodford Investment Management. In April 2015, he launched Woodford Patient Capital Trust, a large listed investment trust.
Following the success of the Woodford Equity Income Fund, Woodford IM launched CF Woodford Income Focus in April 2017, with a higher yield target of approximately 5%. In 2012, Woodford was appointed a CBE for services to the economy.
A review of IA fund performance during the quarter
Majority of assets now sold
Relationship is 'preliminary due diligence'
Working on portfolio of unquoted healthcare investments
Could lead to better understanding of the Invesco proposition
Accused of multiple failures in WEIF collapse
Acacia to buy portfolio of 19 companies
Acacia Research Corporation in talks with Link Fund Solutions
The issues and questions yet to be answered
Fallen to joint sixth place
Link reduces stake in Schroder UK Public Private Trust
Deal could be finalised within weeks
Fees reduced on 18 funds
Former star stockpicker returns to personal investing
Additional £141.7m sold
Moving on in a post-Woodford world
Sources said any new vehicle would be for professional investors
'Can't list fund on a platform unless it's daily dealing'
Concerns on liquidity and performance
Looking back at the past to predict the market of tomorrow
55 managers joined the list this year
LF ASI Income Focus due to reopen on Thursday
Fire sale could be forthcoming