Canada Life Investments strengthens its Equities team with two new hires

London, UK – Canada Life Investments is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Taylor as Senior Portfolio Manager and Fund Manager of the LF Canlife UK Equity Income Fund effective from July 1st, 2019. He comes to Canada Life’s investment business with more than 12 years’ experience managing and analysing UK equities, having previously worked on the RWC UK Focus Fund at RWC Partners and before that as an Equities Analyst at Insight Investments.

Taylor is joined by Daniel White who has been hired as Senior Research and Strategy Manager, a newly created role on Canada Life Investments’ Equity Desk. White also brings a wealth of experience to the firm having worked for 24 years in global equity markets, most recently at Mirabaud Securities where he was Head of Strategy. He is responsible for expanding the firm’s global equity research and strategy capability, with a new online monthly newsletter already accessible at Canada Life Investments, and will be working on enhancing corporate access as well as incorporating an ESG policy with a particular focus on stewardship.

Mike Willans, Canada Life Investments’ Head of Equities, comments: “I am delighted to welcome Stuart and Daniel to the team and look forward to them adding more breadth and depth to our equity markets coverage.”

Taylor takes over as Manager of the LF Canlife UK Equity Income Fund from Craig Rippe, who was promoted to Head of Multi-Asset in May 2018 and now co-manages the firm’s range of multi-asset funds alongside David Marchant, Canada Life Investments’ Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Canada Life Asset Management Limited.


For further information, please contact:

Paul Keeble
Head of Media and PR
Canada Life
T: 07833 085387

Notes to Editors:

About Canada Life Investments

  • Heritage, size & stability – founded in 1847, our parent business is part of the Great-West Life Group, which has £821 billion in assets under administration. In our 100-strong London office, Canada Life Investments manages more than £37 billion in fixed income, property and equities, as well as a comprehensive multi-asset range. We believe we are able to offer the size and financial strength of a large global institution, as well as the customer focus and service levels of a boutique organisation
  • A long-term business – the very nature of our business is long-term. We have been building long-term relationships with our customers in the UK since 1903, demonstrated by our annuity customers and our fund propositions, which are targeted at long-term solutions. Many of our fund managers have been with the company for well over a decade and some for more than 35 years. Our long-standing investment team is committed to our values and philosophy
  • A customer focus – Canada Life Investments is built on the needs of the customer. We want our clients to invest with us for the long-term, trusting us as custodians of their money. Our products are designed to deliver what our clients expect
  • Wide-ranging expertise – our team of investment professionals has an extensive track record across a wide range of assets, including bonds, equities, private placements and unlisted transactions. Our award-winning property team also manages both direct property investments and commercial mortgages
  • We offer solutions – we understand the challenges our clients face, from regulatory issues to investment selection. Be it fixed income, property or equities we believe we are well-placed to help our clients navigate the market through a varied suite of products. These include domestic and international bonds and equities, UK commercial property and a comprehensive multi-asset range, which includes a set of risk-target managed funds that focus explicitly on client suitability

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