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Africa chief exits UK boutique after EM team revamp

Africa chief exits UK boutique after EM team revamp

Alquity Investment Management has revamped its senior investment team across five of the firm’s emerging market funds, Citywire Selector can reveal.

As part of the changes, the London-based boutique's head of African investments, David Mcilroy, will leave the company. The Citywire + rated manager had run the Alquity SICAV-Alquity Africa fund since its launch in June 2010 and co-managed the Alquity SICAV-Alquity Future World fund.

Roberto Lampl, the head of Latin American investments, will take over the management of Mcilroy’s Africa strategy in addition to running the Alquity SICAV-Alquity Latin America fund. Lampl was previously head of emerging market funds at Barings Asset Management and has experience in African investments.

Meanwhile, Citywire A-rated Mike Sell, who is currently head of Asian Investments and manages three funds for the group, has been appointed director of investment process.

Sell and Lampl co-managed the Alquity SICAV-Alquity Future World fund with Mcilroy, which comprises the best stocks from the African, Asian and Latin American funds.

Commenting on the changes, Alquity founder Paul Robinson said: ‘Roberto Lampl’s proven investment record and strong economic analysis will ensure the Alquity Africa Fund delivers a fresh approach and delivers quality risk adjusted returns. As the global markets enter a difficult 2016, Alquity remains committed to delivering robust investments across all our funds and our revamp is a positive step for the firm.’

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