Tom Dobell joined M&G in 1992 and was appointed manager of the flagship M&G Recovery Fund in April 2000. He adopts a bottom-up, stockpicking approach and targets companies with strong fundamental qualities that are out of favour due to temporary setbacks. He also favours firms that are perceived as dull but that own potentially exciting businesses. A graduate from the Agricultural College, Writtle, Dobell crossed over to the City in 1987 when he joined Phillips & Drew's charity and small pension fund division.
The Fund predominantly invests in a diversified range of securities issued by companies which are out of favour, in difficulty or whose future prospects are not fully recognised by the market. The sole aim of the Fund is capital growth. There is no particular income yield target. Fund focuses on troubled companies where a good management team is making concerted efforts to turn the business around. The fund manager seeks opportunities from across the UK stock market and the portfolio aims to contain a wide and interesting mix of companies.
- South Africa
- United Kingdom