Rory Alexander was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund in April 2019. In May 2019, he became fund manager of the M&G UK Select Fund, having been the fund’s co-deputy fund manager since January 2016. Rory is also fund manager of the Prudential Pooled Pensions UK Equity Growth Fund. He joined M&G’s Equity Research team in 2008 as an analyst covering global transport. Over time, he added support services, media and consumer staples to his sector responsibilities, until June 2015 when he became an embedded research analyst with the UK Equities team. Prior to joining M&G, Rory worked for St James's Place Partnership. He graduated from Bath University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in economics.