Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Alistair is a portfolio specialist and member of the International Equity team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and was an investor on the International Small Cap strategy for 12 years. Prior to joining the firm, Alistair worked in the luxury goods industry for five years. He received a B.Sc. in geography from Kingston University, an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of business, University of Cape Town and an M.Sc. in computer science from Kent University.
Senior Product Specialist
First Trust Global Portfolios
Gregg Guerin is a Senior Product Specialist for First Trust and supports the business development across the UK and European markets. Prior to working in London, Gregg was based in Chicago and is a member of First Trust's Institutional Team. Gregg introduces First Trust's product range, including the patented AlphaDEX ® methodology to a wide range of investment professionals around the world. He has been immersed in the ETF industry for over 10 years and sees tremendous growth potential for the ETF market, across Europe, specifically in factor-based and thematic investing.
BMO Global Asset Management
Marcus Phayre-Mudge joined the company in October 2004 and is a fund manager and head of our Real Estate Securities team. Prior to joining, Marcus was a partner at Thames River Capital (now part of BMO Global Asset Management). He was at Henderson Global Investors from 1997 to 2004. He manages the TR Property Investment Trust, the largest European closed-ended real estate equity Investment Trust as well as co-managing F&C Property Growth & Income Fund (which he launched in 2005) and the F&C Global Real Estate Securities Fund. Prior to joining Henderson, Marcus was an investment surveyor at Knight Frank (1990) and was made an Associate Partner in the fund management division (1995). He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992 and has a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from Reading University.
Head of Global Emerging Markets
Merian Global Investors
Nick Payne joined Merian Global Investors in June 2017 as Head of Global Emerging Markets. He previously worked at Nomura Asset Management from 2014. In 2015 he was appointed Head of Emerging and Frontier Equities at Nomura, as well as taking on lead management responsibilities on the Nomura Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund. Nick started his career as a graduate trainee at Kleinwort Benson in 1996, where he went on to become an Analyst, then Portfolio Manager in the emerging markets team. In 1999 he joined Rexiter Capital Management as Director, Head of Latin America. He has over 20 years' experience in emerging and frontier market equity management.
Executive Vice President and Credit Analyst
Mr. Loriferne is an executive vice president and credit analyst in the London office. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for the Capital Securities strategy. He focuses on European and North American systemically important financial institutions. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2005, he was a credit analyst at Societe Generale in London and in Paris. He has 15 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in finance from the French business school SKEMA (ex-CERAM Sophia Antipolis).
SVM Asset Management
Margaret Lawson is an Investment Director and manager of the SVM UK Growth Fund, she co-founded the business with Colin McLean in 1990. She has over 30 years' experience as a fund manager and prior to starting SVM, Margaret worked for FS Assurance as manager of the FS Balanced Growth Fund.