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Lipper Alpha Insight - Fund Manager Chat

Dec 3, 2018

In this #FundManagerChat podcast, Tim Crockford, fund manager at Hermes Investment Management, outlines the objectives and philosophy of his Hermes European ex UK Equity Fund.

Tim also discusses where he is currently looking for opportunities in the European equities market, what areas he is avoiding, and how his portfolio might be affected by current market developments.

Running Order

Run Time Topic
00:20 Tell us about the objective and philosophy of the Hermes European ex UK Equities Fund.
01:15 What is the "thematic framework" you use at Hermes Investment Management?
02:20 Where are you finding opportunities in Europe at the moment?
04:00 What areas are you avoiding/ look less attractive to you?
05:40 What is your view on European equities valuations and earnings?
08:10 Outline current headwinds and tailwinds that might affect your portfolio.


Tim is chatting with Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper UK and Ireland Research, in London on November 26, 2018.

About Tim Crockford

Tim Crockford joined Hermes in 2009 as a research analyst for the European Equities team covering the resources, oil & gas, agricultural chemicals, capital goods and the technology sector. He became lead portfolio manager of the Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity Fund in 2015 and joined Andrew Parry in forming the Impact team in August 2016, which launched the Hermes Impact Opportunities Fund at the start of 2018, which Tim also manages.

Prior to joining Hermes, Tim worked at Execution Limited from July 2006 as a primary research analyst working on major projects in the consumer, retail and financial services sectors, and then joined Sourcecap as an analyst in May 2008.

Tim was raised and educated in Malta and graduated from the University of Malta in 2006 with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree.


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