Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, today announces the appointment of Louise Kernohan as UK equities portfolio manager. Louise will manage the BNY Mellon UK Equity and the BNY Mellon UK Opportunities Funds, alongside Simon Nichols and Ben Smith.

Louise has over 15 years of experience managing active equity portfolios and joins Newton from Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), where she was an investment director of UK equities. She managed the ASI UK Equity and ASI UK Responsible Funds, as well as co-managed the Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust. Prior to her role at ASI, Louise was senior investment manager in the pan-European equity team at Aberdeen Asset Management.

Commenting on Louise’s appointment, Julian Lyne, chief commercial officer at Newton Investment Management, said:

We are delighted to be welcoming an investment professional of Louise’s calibre to Newton. Louise has extensive experience managing concentrated and unconstrained equity portfolios with significant assets under management, and her appointment underpins our commitment to building out our leading UK equity capability.

Curt Custard, chief investment officer at Newton Investment Management, added:

Louise’s expertise and highly complementary skills in research, stock selection and portfolio management will be a valuable addition to our investment team. We look forward to welcoming her to Newton.

Louise joins Newton in mid-November 2020 and will be part of the firm’s equity opportunities team, which manages all of its active equity funds and strategies that are not managed on an income basis.

Notes to editors:

Newton Investment Management Limited (Newton) is a London-based global investment management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Newton is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Registered address, BNY Mellon Centre, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4LA. Registered in England No. 01371973. With assets under management of £45 billion as at 30 June 2020, Newton provides investment products and services to a wide range of clients, including pension funds, charities, corporations and (via BNY Mellon) individuals. News and other information about Newton is available at and via Twitter: @NewtonIM.

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