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Merian Global Investors

Merian Global Investors

Merian Global Investors is a diversified global asset management firm with world-class investment expertise across virtually all major asset classes, in addition to highly-regarded capabilities in a number of specialist strategies. Our core investment capabilities, all of which are active, include equity, fixed income and a range of alternative strategies.

While our name may suggest we are a relative newcomer, our roots in fact go back many years.

The company as it is now known was formed in June 2018 when its management team, together with funds operated by the global growth private equity firm, TA Associates, acquired the “single-strategy” investment capabilities of Old Mutual Global Investors.

As an independent firm, we are committed to continuing to build a successful, specialised asset management business. Central to the future of our business is a belief that our clients appreciate the value of active investment management when it delivers what they reasonably expect.

Our strategy is to seek to attract and retain talented investment professionals, who are experts in their particular fields, and to provide them with the operational, risk management and distribution environment and support they need in order to thrive, yet without encumbering them with a blunt “house view” imposed by a chief investment officer.

Funds in Focus

The fund offers a unique investment strategy, providing actively managed exposures to gold, silver and shares in mining companies engaged in extracting the two metals in a format that is not available through an ETF. Exposures between gold, silver and mining shares are actively adapted according to the prevailing economic and market conditions.

Explore the Merian Gold & Silver Fund in more detail, and discover why we believe now might be an opportune time to consider an allocation to the fund as part of a balanced portfolio.
The Merian UK Alpha Fund is managed by Richard Buxton, one of the most experienced fund managers in the City. The aim of the fund is to maximise capital growth through investment in a portfolio of typically large cap stocks. This is done through extensive fundamental research, including careful analysis of business models, company balance sheets and industry dynamics.

Evidence shows that global investors are the most underweight in their UK equity allocations they have ever been. Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors, has stayed put and stayed focused on generating high conviction stock ideas.

Latest Insights

Psychological research suggests that markets are not wholly efficient, but are swayed by behavioural biases. Here are some biases of which all investors should be aware.
At first glance, the backdrop for UK small cap investing looks a rather daunting one, according to Dan Nickols, head of UK mid & small cap equities.
There are notable benefits of having actively-managed gold exposure says Ned Naylor-Leyland, manager of the Merian Gold & Silver Fund.
Investors should re-engage with equity market neutral as an uncorrelated investment strategy able to enhance risk adjusted returns according to Ian Heslop, head of global equities and Justin Wells, strategist, global equities.

Latest Videos

Richard Buxton, Head of UK Equities at Merian Global Investors talks about his 34 years investing, diversity and passion for cooking with Richard Romer-Lee, Square Mile.
Market Minutes: Merian Corporate Bond Fund - Fund Manager Lloyd Harris tells RSMR Director Ken Rayner about the Merian Corporate Bond Fund’s emphasis on quality and respecting the asset class.
Ian Heslop, head of global equities at Merian Global Investors, gives his current views on sentiment and risk appetite in global equities. He explains the importance of understanding factors, and discusses how different factors have performed.
In this segment of Market Minutes, Richard Buxton, head of UK equities, Dan Nickols, head of UK mid and small caps, and Richard Watts, manager of the Merian UK Mid Cap Fund, discuss the macroeconomic forces influencing UK equities in 2019, including Brexit, and investment themes and specific stocks in the small- mid- and large-cap sectors.
Gold is best seen not as a commodity but as non-political money that comes to the fore when money issued by governments begins to look tarnished.

Talking Factsheets

Square Mile’s John Monaghan discusses the Merian UK Smaller Companies Fund.
Square Mile’s John Monaghan discusses the Merian UK Mid Cap Fund.
Square Mile’s John Monaghan discusses the Merian UK Alpha Fund.
Square Mile’s Andrew Johnston discusses the Merian North American Equity Fund.

Important information

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future performance. Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

This communication is issued by Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited (“Merian Global Investors”), Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London, United Kingdom, EC4P 4WR. OMGI is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Merian Global Investors is registered in England and Wales (number: 02949554) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 171847). MGI 04/19/0110

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