M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund

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Fund team

Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly

Fund Manager
Fund manager tenure from 04/09/2019
Shane Kelly was appointed co-fund manager of the M&G Global Recovery Fund in July 2019, and fund manager of the M&G Japan Fund and the M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund in September 2019. Shane joined M&G in December 2017, having previously worked at Alphinity Investment Management (Sydney, Australia) as a research analyst responsible for coverage of the construction materials and healthcare sectors, as well as all quantitative research. Prior to joining Alphinity, Shane worked for Alliance Bernstein (Sydney, Australia) between 2007 and 2010 as a risk manager and a quantitative analyst. Shane previously worked at M&G between 1999-2007, when he was a member of the portfolio construction and risk team, and prior to that head of the equities performance team. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
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John Lothian

Deputy Fund Manager
John Lothian joined M&G in March 2011 as a specialist on Japanese equities. His roles have included senior analyst on the M&G American Fund and M&G Global Leaders Fund, as well as senior research analyst covering global consumer, healthcare, and technology sectors. He was appointed deputy manager of the M&G Japan and M&G Japan Smaller Companies funds in September 2015. Prior to M&G, John co-managed a Japanese equity fund at Occam Asset Management. Before that, he covered Japanese stocks at Lazard Asset Management in London. John started his career at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in Greek and Latin from The Catholic University of America. John is fluent in Japanese and is a CFA charterholder.
Sunny Romo

Sunny Romo

Investment Specialist
Sunny Romo is the investment specialist covering Japanese equities and the Value range. She joined M&G in June 2018 from Insight Investment, where she looked after their institutional relationships with Japanese investors. Prior to that, Sunny spent nine years at Asset Management One as an equities trader, and later as senior relationship manager for EMEA clients. Sunny is a committee member of the Pension and Lifetime Savings Central London Group. She is fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Sunny graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in International Relations and Economics. She is a CAIA charter holder and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

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