Mark Heslop was born in 1972 in Wendover, United Kingdom of Great Britain. He attended Harrow School and later went to Durham University where he gained degree in Chemistry. Mark is a membership of the ICAEW and holds Chartered Accountant Qualifications, ACA. He joined Columbia Threadeedle Investments in 2008 where he is currently a fund manager and he focuses on strength of business models and growth in his stock picks. Prior to this he was a research analyst at Citi. Between 1994 and 1999 he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and shareholder value consultant. Outside of work Mark enjoys golf, tennis, rugby and skiing.
The main aim of the fund is to achieve capital growth.The fund invests primarily in the equities of smaller companies domiciled in Continental Europe or with significant Continental European operations. If the company considers it desirable it may further invest in other securities (including fixed interest securities, other equities and money market securities). As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 225 companies in the FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index.
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