Article date: 18 April 2005
Morley Fund Management, one of Europe’s largest fundmanagers, has appointed Mark Westwood as UK equity fund manager inthe Core UK Equities Team. Mark joins on 16 May 2005 and willreport to Lloyd Whitworth, head of core UK equities.
Mark joins from Legg Mason Investments where he is currentlymanager of the Legg Mason UK Equity, UK Income and UK OpportunitiesFunds, as well as institutional funds. He started his career atJohnson Fry as Assistant Manager on their UK Equity Fund.
At Morley Mark will be working on the main life funds.
Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief investment officer at Morley, said:"We are very pleased to bring Mark’s solid experience andsuccessful track record in managing UK Equities to Morley and areconfident that he will become a key member of the Core UK Equitiesteam."
The Core UK Equities team was formed in 2004 as part ofKatherine Garrett-Cox’s restructure of Morley’sinvestment team. In November Lloyd Whitworth was promoted to headof team and the desk was boosted further in December with theaddition of equity analysts, Colin Pratt and Neil Wesley.
Morley has two UK Equity teams, UK Core and UK Small Cap andSpecialist, managing a number of retail funds including thefollowing:
Q1 2005 Performance
Q1 2005 Benchmark
Norwich UK Equity Fund
Norwich UK Equity Income Fund
Norwich UK Growth Fund
Morley UK Focus Fund
For further Information please contact:
Laura Cook,Corporate Communications Executive 020 7809 8125
Notes to editors
Morley Fund Management
- Morley Fund Management Limited (Morley) is a London based,asset management business with over £128 billion* undermanagement. It actively manages a diverse range of asset classesand employs in the region of 200 investment professionals.Companies in the Morley Group have operations in Boston, Dublin,Luxembourg, Melbourne and Warsaw. Morley has representativeoffices in Milan and Madrid.
- Morley is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aviva Group andmanages both institutional and retail funds under the Morleybrand. It also acts as investment manager for a range of retailinvestment funds, marketed in the UK under the Norwich Unionbrand, and international funds marketed under the Aviva Fundsbrand.
*as at 31.12.04. Not including mortgage assets
Further information about Morley Fund Management can be found atwww.morleyfm.com