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Quilter Investors appoints BlackRock as manager of UK Equity Growth mandate

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Quilter Investors has appointed BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited as manager of the Quilter Investors UK Equity Growth Fund.The mandate will be run by experienced UK manager Nick Little, who currently manages the BlackRock UK fund. BlackRock was selected by Quilter Investors as it offers access to an alternative and experienced team with a disciplined investment process within the UK growth space. The portfolio comprises 35-55 FTSE 350 growth companies, with some international exposure.

The Quilter Investors UK Equity Growth Fund is part of Quilter Investors’ range of mandates run by its ‘Global Partners’, a group of leading investment houses offering a broad range of high-quality strategies across different asset classes, sectors and geographies. These mandates are used in the Old Mutual Wealth managed portfolio service, WealthSelect.

BlackRock replaces Newton Investment Management Limited, who ran the fund from 2017.

Paul Simpson, CEO and Head of Investments at Quilter Investors, says: “BlackRock has been a Global Partner for a number of years now, so we know they can produce sustainable growth over the long-term for our clients and investors. We are delighted to welcome Nick Little to our UK Equity Growth mandate and are excited to see where he takes the portfolio. These partnerships allow us to give our investors a range of insight and expert portfolio management, and we look forward to working closely with the BlackRock team on this mandate.”

Nick Little, UK equity Portfolio Manager at BlackRock, adds: “It’s an honour to be selected by Quilter Investors to run its UK Equity Growth Fund. There is a lot of economic and financial market uncertainty at the moment, which makes this is a great time to be finding and investing in differentiated companies that can still deliver sustainable growth and returns.”

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