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.
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.
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.