Gartmore has appointed Leigh Himsworth as head of UK equities.
He will join in the autumn and report to Gartmore’s chief investment officer, Dominic Rossi.
Joining from Royal London Asset Management, Himsworth has over a decade of investment experience. At RLAM, he managed the Royal London UK Mid-Cap Growth Trust. Prior to RLAM, he worked at Rensburg Asset Management where he managed the Rensburg UK Mid-Cap Growth Trust.
Rossi says: ‘One of Gartmore’s key business aims has been to develop a strong UK Equity offering, one which delivers disciplined and outstanding performance. Leigh is a front runner in the UK Equities universe with a proven track record.
‘This appointment is the seventh senior hire Gartmore has announced this year, further strengthening an industry leading investment franchise.’