Article date: 26 June 2006
Morley Fund Management, the largest property fund manager inEurope1, has appointed three new members to its growingspecialist property funds team. Clare Andrews, Victoria Amlot andAudrey McKeon have joined the specialist team as assistant fundmanagers.
Morley manages more than £23 billion in property assets and has ateam of over 100 people dedicated to property. Recently, Morley wasvoted the most admired employer in the property industry in aReading University survey2 for the second yearrunning.
Phil Clark, head of specialist property funds at Morley FundManagement, said: “Morley’s specialist funds have grownat a rate of 30% in funds under management over the last year inline with investor demand for specialist property capabilities. Newfunds continue to be set up every year and these new appointmentsare a positive addition to our team.”
The new managers are:
Clare Andrews - Clare will be working on The Mall Fund (£2.9bn) as assistant fund manager. The Mall Fund was one of the firstspecialist property funds and is one of the largest in the UK.Clare will be working closely with Capital & Regional who isthe asset manager for the fund. Previously Clare worked at Capital& Regional as a retail surveyor and was directly involved withThe Mall Fund. She will be reporting to Philip Nell, fundmanager.
Vicky Amlot joins Morley as assistant fund manager workingon the Beach student accommodation fund and Quercus healthcarefund. Vicky joins from Schroder Property Investment Managementwhere she was property adviser to the Residential Property UnitTrust. She will be reporting to Neil Gardiner, fund manager.
Audrey McKeown joins as assistant fund manager for AirportProperty Partnership and The Ashtenne Industrial Fund. Audrey joinsfrom FuturePlus Financial Services in Sydney where she spent twoyears as a property analyst and has worked for Weatheralls andKnight Frank in the UK.
Morley has been at the forefront of innovation in property fundmanagement and has launched fourteen specialist sector based fundswith partners, including: Igloo Regeneration Fund, QuercusHealthcare Property, The Junction and The Mall Fund.
1. Oxford Property Consultants, 31 December2005
2. Estates Gazette, May 2006.
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Morley Fund Management
Morley Fund ManagementLimited is the UK-based asset management business of Aviva plc.Firms within the Morley group of companies manage £156bn fromoffices around the world as at 28 February 2006. The property teammanages in excess of £23 billion of UK and European propertyassets, making Morley the largest property fund manager inEurope.
- 2006, Property Fund Managerof the Year, Pensions Management Awards
- 2006, Property Fund Manager of the Year, Property WeekAwards
- 2006, Outstanding Company of the Year Award, CEE Real EstateQuality Awards
- 2006, Investor of the Year Award, CEE Real Estate QualityAwards
- 2005, UK Pensions Awards Property Manager of theYear
- 2004, Property Week Fund Manager of the Year Award
- 2003, Property Fund Manager of the Year, Pensions ManagementAwards
The property team consists of 70 investment professionals andmanages a range of funds on behalf of institutional, pension andretail clients. Morley has beenat the forefront of innovation in property fund management and haslaunched eleven specialist sector based funds with partners,including: Igloo Regeneration Fund, Quercus Healthcare Property,The Junction and The Mall.
Further information about Morley Fund Management can be found atwww.morleyfm.com or www.morleyproperty.com