Matt is a portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, with a focus on UK Smaller Companies within the Quality team. Matt is based in the London office. Before joining the firm, Matt worked for Threadneedle as a portfolio manager in the UK equities team. He was co-manager of the Threadneedle UK Smaller Companies Fund, the Threadneedle UK Mid 250 Fund and a range of small cap institutional portfolios. He was also lead manager of the Threadneedle UK Ethical Equity Fund and was responsible for stock analysis and idea generation for the wider team. Prior to joining Threadneedle, Matthew was a portfolio manager at Legal & General Investment Management specialising in UK Small Caps. He graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Sports Science. In addition, Matt holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Investec Asset Management was founded in 1991 and began as a small, start-up asset manager offering domestic strategies in a South Africa. Over two decades later and IAM is an international business managing approximately £161 billion (as of December 2018), for clients based all over the world. Their focus is on global and emerging market investing across asset classes, with offerings in global markets, emerging & frontier markets, spanning equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative asset classes. IAM provides investment products and services to institutions, advisory clients and individuals. Clients include pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, foundations, financial advisers and individual investors.