Jupiter Asset Management has appointed Mark Heslop as a European equity manager and small company specialist. Heslop's appointment both broadens and strengthens Jupiter's capability in European equities, in which assets under management in a range of client accounts total over £10bn.
Subject to regulatory approval, Jupiter plans to launch a European smaller companies fund in the fourth quarter of 2019, following Heslop's arrival which we anticipate will be in September.
Heslop joins from Columbia Threadneedle, where he has delivered top quartile performance for investors in European small companies for almost 10 years, having taken over responsibility for his first fund in September 2009.
He currently manages over £2.7bn of assets in his European small cap strategy and has broadened his small cap coverage to include global equities since 2012, managing £514m in the Threadneedle Global Smaller Companies Strategy.