Foresight Capital Management
Foresight Capital Management appoints Head of Distribution to lead new specialist team
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London, 14 September 2023: Foresight Capital Management (“FCM”), part of Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”), today announces the appointment of Mike Parsons as Head of Distribution, Foresight Capital Management.
In his new role, Mike will head up a newly created specialist team servicing the OEIC distribution market, working in conjunction with Foresight’s existing intermediary distribution team across the UK. Mike will lead a team of five fund sales specialists, with Matt Morris and Matt Bryan covering clients around the country, and Charlie Evans and Nick Brown based in Foresight’s London office.
The new team will be responsible for the continued growth of the Foresight Capital Management platform, which was established in 2017 to facilitate retail and institutional investors accessing real assets and sustainable investment opportunities through actively managed open-ended funds investing in listed securities.
Mike brings over 25 years of experience to the role, having previously held the role of Global Head of Sales at Neptune Investment Management. Prior to this, Mike was Head of UK Sales at JPMorgan Asset Management and Head of Retail Sales at Schroders. Mike joined Foresight in 2022 in a business development capacity.
Mark Brennan, Co-Head of Foresight Capital Management said: “Mike brings outstanding industry experience to this role and is a great fit to head up our newly created distribution team. With strong experience across both retail and institutional client bases, we look forward to working with him to achieve our plans for growth.”
Mike Parsons added: “I’m thrilled to be appointed Head of Distribution at FCM. Since joining in 2022, Foresight has continued to go from strength to strength. In an industry where a holistic approach to client relations is increasingly important, I believe our new team will continue to build on the firm’s success.”
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About Foresight Group Holdings Limited
Foresight Group was founded in 1984 and is a leading listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager. With a long-established focus on ESG and sustainability-led strategies, it aims to provide attractive returns to its institutional and private investors from hard-to-access private markets. Foresight manages over 400 infrastructure assets with a focus on solar and onshore wind assets, bioenergy and waste, as well as renewable energy enabling projects, energy efficiency management solutions, social and core infrastructure projects and sustainable forestry assets. Its private equity team manages eleven regionally focused investment funds across the UK and an SME impact fund supporting Irish SMEs. This team reviews over 2,500 business plans each year and currently supports more than 250 investments in SMEs. Foresight Capital Management manages four strategies across seven investment vehicles.
Foresight operates in eight countries across Europe, Australia and United States with AUM of £12.0 billion*. Foresight Group Holdings Limited listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in February 2021. https://www.foresightgroup.eu/shareholders
*Based on unaudited AUM as at 30 June 2023.