The fund selection and fund research markets are a major part of the multi-trillion pound investment industry but who are the key players within it?
In the latest in our series of video interviews with the most respected individuals who select funds, decide ratings or otherwise influence the allocation of investor fund flows, we meet David Miller, investment director at Quilter Cheviot.
Miller joined the company in 2007 as a partner of Cheviot and an investment manager. He is now a member of various Quilter Cheviot investment committees, including asset allocation, fixed income, UK stock selection and alternatives, as well as the fund manager of Libero Cautious.
After graduating from Cambridge in 1980 with a degree in Natural Sciences, Miller began his investment career as a stockbroker at Sheppards and Chase, before moving to Fleming Private Asset Management where he was a member of the executive committee, chairman of the strategy and stock selection committees and head of charities.
Following the takeover of Flemings in 2000, he became managing director and head of the UK private client investment team at JP Morgan Private Bank before moving to the Royal Bank of Canada as CEO of the British Isles investment business.
A Chartered FCSI of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Miller writes regular notes, including a weekly Diary of a Fund Manager, which won him the Outstanding Achievement accolade at the 2016 City of London Wealth Management Awards.
The Investment Influencers series, which has most recently featured Rory Maguire of Fundhouse, Roddy Buchanan of WH Ireland and Nathan Sweeney of Architas, offers insights into how key industry players see the world of investing and expect to deal with such challenges as greater market volatility, increased regulation and a growing trend towards short-termism.
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