Loomis Sayles appoints investment specialist
Investors Mutual has appointed Peter McPhee as investment specialist for the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund.
"We're delighted to have someone of Peter's calibre on board," said Investors Mutual head of retail Wayne McGauley. "His deep and extensive experience and understanding of the needs of financial advisers and other participants in the industry will enable him to play a key role in helping them better appreciate the value that Loomis Sayles’ time-tested global equities capability can provide for advisers and their clients."
McPhee has more than 30 years of experience in funds management and retail distribution, including as head of financial institutions with BNP Paribas Investment Partners. He was also involved in launching the MFS global funds to the retail market in Australia. He also held senior development and distribution roles with BT Investment Management and Mercer.
He says he's glad to be working with IML and Loomis Sayles. "I’ve always been a strong believer in the value of quality active funds management, and I was attracted by Loomis Sayles’ active research-led approach, disciplined stock selection, and sound risk management," said McPhee. "The portfolio also has minimal holdings overlap with other global equity solutions in this market. These all provide a compelling proposition for inclusion in local investors’ portfolios, and I’m looking forward to building on the great work Wayne and his team have already achieved."