Verbatim have appointed Liontrust to run the range of active, risk managed portfolio funds due to the proven skill, expertise and track record of John Husselbee and Paul Kim in the field of multi-asset investment management. Under the scrutiny of the Verbatim Independent Investment Committee, John and Paul have a clear mandate to provide returns commensurate with the expectations of each risk profile.
John Husselbee is one of the most highly regarded practitioners of Multi-Manager and Multi-Asset investing in the UK retail market with 30 years investment experience. He was previously the the Director of Multi-Manager Investment at Henderson Global Investors, where he was responsible for portfolio construction and fund selection for a range of portfolios totalling over £650 million. Prior to Hendersons, John was responsible for the launch and ongoing management of the portfolio management service at Rothschild Asset Management. In 2005, John founded North Investment Partners and joined Liontrust in 2013 as Head of Multi- Asset.
John is an external investment adviser to The Worshipful Company of Grocers and a member of the investment committee for the Royal College of Nursing Foundation.
Paul Kim has managed discretionary portfolios and multi-manager funds for more than 30 years. He was instrumental in setting up Investment Manager Selection Ltd (IMS) and the subsequent business. In 2008, IMS was bought by BNP Paribas and renamed Fundquest, with Paul being responsible for the management of IMS funds and client funds, including for Aviva Investors.
In March 2011, Paul was appointed Head of Fund Selection and Multi-Manager at Liverpool Victoria Asset Management (LVAM). Paul has also managed discretionary portfolios and services at Capel Cure Myers, Sun Life Portfolio Counselling Services (AXA Sun Life), Christie Group Investment Management and Spencer Thornton Investment Management Services. Paul joined Liontrust in 2013.
Liontrust is a specialist fund management company that has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1999. Since launch in 1995, they have focused on running money in only those asset classes where they have particular expertise. Liontrust has seven teams that invest in UK, European, Asian, Global equities and Global credit as well as Multi-Manager Multi-Asset portfolios. They take pride in having a distinct culture and approach to fund management and have created an environment in which fund managers can concentrate on running money and not get distracted by other day-to-day aspects of running a fund management business.
Their fund managers are independent thinkers and have the courage of their convictions in making investment decisions. Each team applies distinct and rigorous investment processes to the management of their funds and portfolios.