Alphinity Investment Management has hired two senior fund managers for its global equities team.
Mary Manning would join the firm later this month from Ellerston Capital where she ran the Ellerston Capital Asia Growth and India funds and the Asian Investments listed investment company.
Prior to Ellerston, she had worked at Oaktree Capital and Soros Funds Management in New York and Asia.
The second hire, Trent Masters, joined from Global Evolution Capital which he founded in 2019 and where he managed a global absolute return fund. He had previously spent more than a decade at Colonial First State Global Asset Management.
Both Manning and Masters had over 20 years industry experience and Manning was previously nominated for Money Management’s Female Portfolio Manager of the Year award in 2020.
The pair would now help to manage the $4 billion Alphinity Global Equity fund alongside Jonas Palmqvist, Jeff Thomson and Nikki Thomas and the Global Sustainable Equity fund which was launched earlier this year.
The fund sought to invest in a concentrated set of quality companies which had been identified as undervalued.
Palmqvist said: “Trent and Mary bring a tremendous depth of experience and investment pedigree to Alphinity that will help reinforce and sustain the track record of excellence we have been able to establish and embed.
“Importantly, their complementary, diverse backgrounds bring new and alternative perspectives that will enrich discussions as we work though our well-established investment process.”