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Tom Dobell - Fund Manager: M&G Recovery Fund 01/06/2019

Saving good companies from the wolves

Most investors hate bad news, and nothing grabs business page headlines quite like a good profit warning or run-in with the regulator.

Momentum is a powerful force in driving the direction of stock prices – arguably more so nowadays than ever – and when confidence in a company is rattled, we often see how events can quickly snowball. Share prices can be sent into freefall by investors’ tendency to ‘herd’, following others by panic-selling when there is a whiff of trouble.

Literature

  • M&G Recovery Fund - GBP - I Acc - Costs and charges illustration PDF
  • M&G Recovery Fund - Sterling I Acc - Factsheet - (UK) PDF
  • M&G Recovery Fund - GBP - I Acc - Key Investor Information Document (UK) PDF
  • M&G Recovery Fund Sterling I Acc - Monthly Fund Review PDF
  • M&G Recovery Fund - Fund Profile PDF
  • M&G Recovery Fund - Annual Short Report PDF
  • M&G Recovery Fund - Interim Short Report PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (3) - Annual Long Report PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (3) - Interim Long Report PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (3) - Instrument of Incorporation PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (3) - Prospectus PDF

Fund team

Fund manager tenure from 31/03/2000
Tom Dobell joined M&G in 1992 as a UK equity manager on the segregated pension fund desk where he was responsible for managing assets for 16 pension fund clients. In March 2000, Tom became fund manager of the M&G Recovery Fund. Before joining M&G, he worked for Phillips & Drew (PDFM) as a fund manager within the charity and small pension fund division. Tom graduated from agricultural college in 1986.
Elina Symon was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Recovery Fund in July 2019, after becoming deputy fund manager of the M&G UK Income Distribution Fund in March 2019. She is also the deputy fund manager for Charifund, M&G’s flagship charity fund. Elina joined M&G in 2011 as a graduate and subsequently worked as an equity analyst covering the telecommunications and utilities sectors. Since October 2014, she has been a dedicated analyst with the Recovery team. Prior to joining M&G, Elina worked at Bank of New York Mellon in its Treasury department. She graduated with a degree in international business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School in 2010. Elina is a CFA charterholder.
Michael Stiasny has been Charifund’s investment manager since November 2016, when he succeeded industry veteran Richard Hughes. Michael is also manager of the M&G Dividend Fund and the M&G UK Income Distribution Fund. His other responsibilities include deputy manager of the M&G Recovery Fund. Michael joined M&G in 1998 as an equity analyst, becoming head of the equity research team in 2004 and was appointed deputy on the M&G Recovery Fund in 2011. He graduated with a 1st in PPE from Oxford University in 1997 and qualified as a CFA charterholder in 2001.
George Rolls joined M&G in 2017 from Close Brothers Asset Management where he had worked as a senior performance and risk analyst for three years. At M&G, George was a fund managers’ assistant covering global equity strategies for two years before moving to the UK Equities team as an investment specialist. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in Politics and Philosophy, and is a Level III candidate in the CFA program.

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