Dr. Mark Westwood was groomed to be a material scientist and earned his title after gaining a BSc (Hons) and a PhD in the field from Manchester University. Born in November 1972, Westwood entered the fund management world in 1998 as the assistant manager on the LeggMason Investors UK Growth fund and was given sole responsibility for the fund in March 2000. He left Legg Mason in 2005 and later joined Columbia Threadneedle, where he currently manages the Threadneedle UK Select Fund.
The Fund aims to grow, through a concentrated, actively managed portfolio. The select investment approach means that the Fund has the flexibility to take significant stock and sector positions which may lead to increased levels of volatility. The portfolio will consist primarily of equities of companies domiciled in the UK, or which have significant UK operations. If the company considers it desirable, it may further invest in other securities (including fixed interest securities, other equities and money market securities).
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