Co-Head, UK Equities (Small & Mid-Cap)
Richard is Co-Head, UK Equities (Small & Mid-Cap) at Martin Currie. He is lead portfolio manager of the FTF Martin Currie UK Mid Cap Fund and manages the mid cap portion of the FTF Martin Currie UK Manager's Focus Fund.
Richard has worked with the fund management team for over 20 years; He joined the company when the Franklin UK Equity team transferred to Martin Currie in 2022, but previously worked at Rensburg Fund Management when it was acquired by Franklin Templeton Investments in 2011. Richard joined the team in 2000 as a Trainee Fund Manager, supporting the fund managers on a range of equity unit trusts while studying for his professional investment qualifications, going on to manage a number of UK equity funds there. Richard has specialised in UK small and mid-cap companies for over 20 years. Richard has considerable experience in managing small and mid-cap portfolios and conducting in-depth research and analysis. Richard previously worked at AVIVA Plc as a Market Analyst in the life and pensions department. Prior to that he spent a short time working at a chartered accountant in its audit team.
Richard holds a BSc (Hons) in business and management studies from Bradford University School of Management. He holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a Chartered MCSI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment).