Fund manager tenure from 13/12/2016
Tristan Hanson was appointed fund manager of the M&G Global Target Return Fund upon its launch in December 2016, and deputy fund manager of NAACIF in April 2018. Tristan has over 15 years of experience in asset management and joined M&G in April 2016 from Ashburton Investments, where he started in 2008 and was appointed Head of Asset Allocation with responsibility for global multi-asset funds in 2010. Prior to this, Tristan worked as a Strategist at JP Morgan Cazenove from 1999 to 2006, covering equities, fixed income and currencies. Tristan holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA (Hons) in Economics from Durham University. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI.
Eric Lonergan joined M&G in 2006 as a member of Dave Fishwick’s Multi Asset team. Together with Dave, he manages the M&G Episode Macro Fund and is also co-fund manager of the M&G Episode Growth Fund, as well as co-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.
Craig Simpson was appointed co-deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Target Return Fund from launch in December 2016. He joined M&G in 2004 as a portfolio manager and is a member of the Multi Asset team, with over 15 years’ experience in the investment industry. In February 2015, he was appointed Head of Portfolio Management for the Multi Asset team. 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.
Christophe Machu joined the Multi Asset and Convertibles teams as an associate investment specialist providing support for M&G's multi-asset fund range and the M&G Global Convertibles Fund in September 2014. He initially joined M&G in 2012 as a sales support in Paris before moving into the International Marketing team in London. Christophe has an MSc in risk and finance from EDHEC Business School.