Liontrust has appointed Chris Foster as a fund manager for three of its Sustainable Future (SF) equity funds.
Foster will be working alongside Simon Clements, lead manager of the three strategies, and Peter Michaelis, head of Sustainable Investment, in managing the SF Global Growth, GF SF Global Growth and SF Managed Growth funds.
Foster became part of the Sustainable Investment team in 2013, where he was an investment analyst with responsibility for financial themes and stocks before being named manager of the three funds.
His appointment comes as the 14-strong Sustainable Investment team, which has been managing SF funds since 2001, has been experiencing strong flows, with its assets under management reaching £5.3bn on 31 December 2019.
Simon Clements said: "Chris deserves the move to fund manager because of the impact of his work on the financial sector. This has positively benefited our funds and therefore investors.
"Chris has provided an invaluable contribution in particular to three of our themes - Increasing financial resilience, Saving for the future and Insuring a sustainable economy."
Peter Michaelis added: "Chris' deep understanding and insights have been a tremendous asset to the team for many years and taking on fund manager responsibilities will further enhance his contribution."