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 Jane, co-manager of Miton Group's multi-asset range of funds.
Jane, who joined Miton in June 2014 and has more than 25 years' experience in investment management, manages with Anthony Rayner the CF Miton Cautious Multi Asset, CF Miton Defensive Multi Asset, MI Miton Cautious Monthly Income and CF Miton Total Return funds.
The founder of Darwin Investment Management in September 2010, Jane was previously head of equities investments at M&G, which he joined in December 2000 as a fund manager in the global specialist equity team. While there, he was portfolio manager of the M&G Managed Fund and the M&G Cautious Multi Asset Fund, which he launched in February 2007 and grew to more than £300m during his tenure.
Prior to M&G, Jane was head of global financials research at AXA Investment Management and, before that, director of global financials research at Newton Investment Management. He also served as a non-executive director of M&G High Income Investment Trust from October 2002 to July 2010. Jane graduated from Keele University with a BA (Honours) in Economics, Statistics and Operations Research.
The Investment Influencers series, which has most recently featured Justin Onuekwusi of Legal & General Investment Management, Tom Caddick of Santander Asset Management and David Miller of Quilter Cheviot, 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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