Liontrust Asset Management Plc has named Singer Capital Markets (Singers) as the company’s financial adviser and corporate broker with immediate effect. This is a key appointment in Liontrust’s strategy to raise its profile among analysts and institutional investors as it continues to grow and expand the business.
John Ions (pictured), Chief Executive of Liontrust, says: “We have been impressed by Singers’ professionalism and expertise when different parts of our business have dealt with them. We were attracted by Singers’ strength in financial services research, where the team focus mainly on asset managers.
“Like Liontrust, Singers is looking to grow its business. We look forward to working closely with Singers as we continue to expand Liontrust over the coming months and years.”
Singers, which was established in 2006 and acts for more than 70 companies, is an equity capital markets and advisory partnership with a focus on small and mid cap companies. Singers has a significant trading presence, covering more than 550 stocks.
Sarah Ing (analyst), with support from Steve Keeling (specialist sales and head of research), will take on research responsibility for Liontrust. Sarah and Steve have worked together for 12 years, including founding and running an equity long/short fund management business, KI Asset Management LLP.
Liontrust has appointed Singers following the decision by Altium, its previous financial adviser and corporate broker, to close its securities business.