Fund manager tenure from 31/12/2019
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.
Alex Houlding was appointed Deputy Fund Manager on M&G Episode Growth Fund in November 2019. Alex joined M&G as a graduate in 2014 and rotated through various investment teams before joining the multi-asset team as an analyst in September 2015. Alex has a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and passed all three levels of the CFA Program.
Craig Moran is deputy fund manager of the M&G Episode Allocation Fund, M&G Managed Growth Fund and M&G Episode Growth Fund. He is also co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Conservative Allocation Fund and M&G (Lux) Dynamic Allocation Fund, both Luxembourg-authorised SICAVs. Craig joined M&G in 2005 as a performance and risk analyst, and was later promoted to a fund managers’ assistant to the Multi Asset team. In 2010, he became the team’s investment analyst. Craig holds a bachelor of business degree from Queensland University of Technology and a masters in applied finance and investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ana Cuddeford is the investment specialist covering M&G’s multi-asset fund range and the M&G Global Convertibles Fund. She initially joined M&G in December 2013 from FTSE Group, where she had helped execute their FTSE4 Good company engagement. Prior to that, Ana spent 16 years in equity sales, the last 11 of which were at financial group Citi. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and has a good command of French. Ana graduated from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff with a BSc (Hons) in European community studies.