Neptune Investment Management appoints MHP

Charlie Barker

Neptune Investment Management, one of the UK’s leading active fund managers, has appointed MHP as its retained PR adviser after a competitive pitch.

The MHP team, led by Mike Robb, Head of Financial Services, will be responsible for increasing Neptune’s UK profile and positioning the brand as the go-to expert in its core strengths, notably high conviction, long-term investment and the value of in-depth research on companies, sectors and economics.

Neptune offers a wide selection of funds to private investors, advisers and institutional clients, and has £3.6 billion in assets under management. MHP will report to the group’s CEO, Robin Geffen.

Robin Geffen, CEO of Neptune Investment Management, said:

MHP demonstrated a clear understanding of our business, where we sit in the marketplace and what our priorities are for the year ahead. 2017 was a hugely successful year for the business across all our funds and we have ambitious plans to continue that trajectory in 2018. I am delighted to be working with MHP to support us in telling that story to our clients and customers.

Mike Robb, Managing Director and Head of Financial Services at MHP, said:

Neptune stands apart by taking an overtly real-world and conviction-based investment approach, and is not afraid of addressing the critical issues impacting the industry and end investors when many others stay silent. This makes working with Neptune a hugely exciting prospect for MHP and we look forward to working together to help tell Neptune’s story over the coming months and years.

MHP’s asset management clients have combined assets under management of over £2.5 trillion and the agency acts for 10% of the UK’s defined benefit pension schemes, representing over £100bn in assets.

The agency currently represents more than 50 organisations across the financial services industry including asset managers, pension funds, banks, insurers, private equity firms and emerging fintech businesses.

It comes as CEO Alex Bigg continues to implement wide-ranging changes at the agency, which has led to several senior appointments, including Mike Robb; Jamie Lyons, the joint head of Public affairs with James Gurling; Andy Bloxham, the new Head of Corporate; and Nick Barron, Deputy CEO.