Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

Liontrust expands global horizons with Occam acquisition

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Liontrust Asset Management has agreed to acquire the fund management business of Occam Asset Management, the London firm set up at the end of 2007 by Thames River co-founder Jonathan Hughes-Morgan.

The deal will enable Liontrust to press ahead with its previously-stated objective of expanding into Asia and the emerging markets, in order to complement its existing UK and European equity fund management activities.

Occam manages four Dublin-based funds: Occam Emerging Markets Opportunities, Occam Asia Focus, Occam Asia Absolute Return, and Occam Europe Focus. There are also two Cayman-domiciled hedge funds – Occam Sorbus and Occam Diversity –