Fund manager tenure from 13/12/2016
Tristan Hanson was appointed fund manager of the M&G Global Target Return Fund upon its launch in December 2016, and fund manager of the M&G Charity Multi Asset Fund in December 2019, after having been deputy fund manager. Tristan has more than 15 years of experience in asset management and joined M&G in April 2016 from Ashburton Investments, where he started in 2008 and was appointed Head of Asset Allocation with responsibility for global multi-asset funds in 2010. Prior to this, Tristan worked as a Strategist at JP Morgan Cazenove between 1999 and 2006, covering equities, fixed income and currencies. Tristan holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA (Hons) in Economics from Durham University. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI.
Craig Simpson was appointed co-manager of the M&G Episode Growth Fund in December 2019, and co-deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Target Return Fund from launch in December 2016. In February 2015, he was appointed Head of Portfolio Management for the Multi Asset team. Craig joined M&G in 2004 as a portfolio manager and has more than 15 years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining M&G, Craig was a trainee fund manager at Equitable Life Assurance and an analyst at Pictet Asset Management. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in land economics.
Eric Lonergan joined M&G in 2006 as a member of Dave Fishwick’s Multi Asset team and has managed the M&G Episode Defensive Fund since launch in September 2012. He is also co-manager of the M&G Episode Macro Fund and the M&G Episode Growth Fund, and deputy manager of the M&G Global Target Return Fund. Prior to joining M&G, Eric was managing director and head of macro research at JP Morgan Cazenove. He has a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from Pembroke College, Oxford, and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.