1 October 2010
FOUR has appointed Colin McQueen to head the Global team and he will be joined immediately by two further senior fund managers, Stephen Walker and Justin Maloney. The team has 52 years’ experience between them and Colin and Stephen have worked together previously at Morgan Stanley and UBS. The team will launch its first product in December.
Derrick Dunne, a founding partner of FOUR, said “We are delighted to have Colin, Stephen and Justin join us. There is clearly a strong demand for high quality global equity product and having had a thorough search in the market place, we are confident that our new team, and its value driven investment approach, will deliver competitive results in the years to come. The Global team will operate independently as do the UK and European equity teams. However, there is a lot of common ground in investment philosophy and approach, so we would expect a good deal of interaction between them. Across the three teams, the senior managers have 162 years’ experience.”
Colin McQueen said “It has been a long-term ambition to set up our own global equity business. We are delighted to be joining FOUR which we believe provides an excellent platform to create a strong global equity capability. We have operated our valuation based investment philosophy for over two decades and are confident that it will continue to deliver for clients in the future.”
Justin Maloney joined FOUR in October 2010 as a senior global equity fund manager. Prior to joining FOUR, he was co-Portfolio Manager and Founding Partner of Artefact Partners, a UK based global equity hedge fund partnership. Prior to this, Justin was Portfolio Manager at Foreign and Colonial Management Ltd for 10 years; where he was responsible for the management of €800m of global equity portfolios for institutional and retail clients. Justin holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from Cass Business School. He is a CFA Charterholder and an Associate of Institute of Investment Management & Research.
Colin McQueen joined FOUR in October 2010 as a senior global equity fund manager. Prior to joining FOUR, he was Managing Director and Head of Global Value Equities at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In this role, Colin was responsible for the management of $2.0bn of global equities. Prior to this position, Colin had been Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at UBS, where his team managed $36bn of global equities. During his 16 years’ experience at UBS, he was also Portfolio Manager for US equities and Fund Manager for UK Equity and Balanced Funds where he assisted with the management of £1.1bn of assets. Colin holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a Associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research.
Stephen Walker joined FOUR in October 2010 as a senior global equity fund manager. Prior to joining FOUR, he was a Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where his team was responsible for the management of $2bn of global equities. Prior to this position, Stephen was Senior Analyst and Global Sector Coordinator Financials at UBS Global Asset Management. Stephen holds an MSc International Banking and Financial Studies from the University of Southampton. He is a CFA Charterholder and an Associate of Institute of Investment Management & Research.