Liontrust adds two analysts to sustainable investment team

Team led by Peter Michaelis

Liontrust has added investment analyst Connor Godsell and equity analyst Linnea Bengtsson to its sustainable investment team, to its now 18-strong team.

Peter Michaelis is head of the team, which includes seven members with a fixed income focus. Godsell will join the Edinburgh office while Bengtsson will be based in London.

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Godsell (pictured left) has moved from abrdn, after seven years on the rates and inflation desk, working his way from investment analyst to investment manager. He will focus on rates analysis for the fixed income strategies.

Bengtsson (pictured right) was previously at Ninety One Asset Management as an equity analyst for its sustainable investment team, with an emphasis on industries including biotech, sustainable agriculture and pharma. In her new role, she will look at global clean tech opportunities.

“Connor and Linnea are strong additions to the Sustainable Investment team. It is great to have been able to secure someone of Connor’s experience and calibre to support the fixed income strategies. Linnea brings rare expertise in both sustainability and financial analysis,” Michaelis said.

“They join at a time when the team believes our long-term sustainable themes, such as innovation in healthcare and digital security, are as strong as ever. This gives us great confidence for our investment strategies, along with the attractive valuations for stocks we hold and the future growth prospects for our companies as they are generally performing well operationally.”

The sustainable investment team started in 2001 under the leadership of Michaelis. It includes strategies such as the GF Sustainable Future US Growth fund, the Sustainable Future Monthly Income Bond fund, and the Sustainable Future Cautious Managed fund, among others.

This article first appeared on ESG Clarity’s sister title Portfolio Adviser.