Old Mutual chief executive
Richard Buxton is CEO, head of UK equities, at Old Mutual Global Investors. He also runs his single-strategy business Merian Global Investors, now part of TA Associates following its sale from Old Mutual.
Buxton joined Old Mutual as head of UK Equities in June 2013, and was appointed as chief executive in August 2015. He was previously at Schroders, where he managed the Schroders UK Alpha Plus Fund for more than ten years.
Prior to Schroders, he spent more than decade at Baring Asset Management after starting career in 1985 at Brown Shipley Asset Management. Buxton received the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award at the Morningstar OBSR Awards in 2012.
'Optimisation' plans to reduce costs
Willis Owen report
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First day of dealing today
Left SJP in May
Merian targeting a fundraising of £200m
Launching as standalone firm
First part of business to rebrand
New name announced in due course
'Important milestone' for the group
Quilter Investors' Gillham on creating 'one business focused on multi-asset' after Buxton separation
Separating multi-asset and single-strategy divisions
Quilter due to list on 25 June
Encouraging signs for UK equities
Allocations to UK fallen to record lows
Buxton-led business will be split off in H2 2018
Fund selectors are divided on the main motivation behind Schroders' strategy when replacing Philip Matthews as manager of its flagship UK Alpha Plus fund, after just over four years in the role.
Data from Pridham Report
Matthews to focus on UK Growth trust
Will remain on £2.3bn UK Alpha fund
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'Capitalism is not working'
Alternative risk premia strategy