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Canada Life Investments appoints Head of Multi-Asset Funds & Head of Equities


Canada Life Investments announces that Craig Rippe has been appointed to the new role of Head of Multi-Asset Funds. Drawing on his significant experience in mixed asset investing, Craig will co-manage the company’s range of multi-asset funds, which includes the LF Canlife Portfolio Funds and the LF Canlife Managed 0%-35% Fund, alongside David Marchant, Canada Life Investment’s Chief Investment Officer.

Craig will also continue with his existing fund management responsibilities on the LF Canlife UK Equity Income Fund and the LF Canlife UK Equity Income & Bond Fund, alongside Senior Fund Manager Eugene O’Neill.

Mike Willans, currently Head of International Equities, will take up the role of Head of Equities with responsibility for oversight of the equities division, overseeing both the UK and international equity teams.

Commenting on the changes David Marchant said:

“We have recognised the growing appetite for our multi-asset offering and welcome the addition of Craig to oversee this vital area. Craig’s experience will provide expert direction in this important stage of our development.

Mike’s leadership of our international equity capability has been exemplary and I look forward to these skills being transferred across the whole equity franchise.

These changes are a significant step in ensuring we are aligned with the needs of our customers for our next stage of growth. I wish Craig and Mike well in their new roles.”