Fund manager tenure from 28/02/2019
Michael Stiasny was appointed manager of the M&G Dividend Fund in February 2019. He is also the manager of Charifund, M&G’s flagship charity 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.
Sam Ford was appointed fund manager of the M&G UK Select Fund in January 2017 and deputy fund manager of the M&G European Select Fund in July 2017. He is also deputy fund manager of the M&G Pan European Dividend Fund, M&G Dividend Fund and M&G UK Income Distribution Fund since February 2015. Sam initially joined M&G in 2014 as a dedicated analyst to the Income team. Prior to M&G, Sam worked at Alliance Trust, most recently as an investment manager with the Global Equities team. Sam graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a masters degree (merit) in chemical & process engineering and is a CFA charterholder.
Kotaro Miyata is the investment specialist providing support for M&G's equity income fund range which includes the M&G Global Dividend Fund, as well as the M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund and the M&G (Lux) Global Listed Infrastructure Fund which were launched in October 2017. Prior to joining M&G in 2006, he was a fund manager at Invesco Asset Management, where he was responsible for European and UK equities within the Global Equities team. Kotaro holds the Securities Institute Diploma and graduated from Oxford University in 1994 with a degree in classics.
Stephanie Betts joined M&G in January 2018 as Investment Specialist for the Income team focusing on M&G Pan European Dividend Fund, M&G European Select Fund, M&G Dividend Fund and M&G UK Select Fund. She joined from Citigroup (after an extended maternity leave) where she was managing the European equities desk selling to French and a selection of UK institutional accounts. Stephanie began her career as a securities regulation lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell (New York) before transferring to Lehman Brothers in investment banking (New York), and equities sales (London). Thereafter, she joined JP Morgan and latterly Citigroup. Stephanie graduated from New York University School of Law with a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Corporate Taxation & Securities Regulations and holds an MBA in Corporate Taxation and Finance from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris and a Law Degree in Corporate Law & Tax from the University of Paris II–Assas.