Mirabaud Asset Management has appointed Hywel Franklin as senior portfolio manager, heading of the European Small and Mid-Cap Equities team.
Franklin, who has around 16 years’ experience in European equities, started his career at New Amsterdam Partners as a US equities analyst, before moving onto a portfolio management role for UBS Phillips & Drew in 2002 within the sphere of UK equities.
He then joined UBS Global Asset Management as senior portfolio manager within the European Small & Mid cap segment in 2005 prior to becoming head of Global Small Caps from 2012 to 2016.
Prior to joining Mirabaud, Franklin was senior portfolio manager at UBS Asset Management in London, focusing on Global Equities.
Umberto Boccato, Head of Investments at Mirabaud Asset Management, says: “We are delighted to welcome such a talented new portfolio manager as Hywel Franklin as a member of our European Small and Mid-Cap Equity team which. With the arrival of Mr. Franklin, who shares our values and our active management approach based on strong convictions, we are more than ever in a position to provide our clients with high-quality, robust and sustainable solutions.”
Franklin’s arrival is a further step towards strengthening the asset management capa¬bilities of Mirabaud’s existing European Small and Mid-Cap Equity team which, thanks to its performance and expertise, has received substantial investor interest, says the firm.
“Mirabaud Asset Management’s European Small and Mid-Cap Equity team strives to identify European hid¬den champions that are combined within an actively managed high conviction portfolio aiming to deliver superior risk adjusted returns through an economic cycle, “ concludes Mirabaud.