Fund manager tenure from 03/05/2019
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.
Garfield Kiff was appointed fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund in June 2015. He joined M&G in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers as a smaller companies analyst. He was deputy manager of the M&G Recovery Fund from 2002 until 2008, and managed the Prudential Pooled Pensions Smaller Companies Fund between 2003 and 2008. Garfield was manager of the M&G UK Growth Fund from 2007 until it merged with the M&G UK Select Fund in 2012 and he became the deputy manager. Garfield graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in economics in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder.
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.