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.