Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research has today launched 'Talking with...', a series of interviews with leading names of the investment industry providing an insight into their personality, what it is that motivates them, their day-to-day activities, their challenges and aspirations. Hosted within the Insights section of Square Mile's website (www.squaremileresearch.com/Insights/Talking-With), the first round of profiles features Claire McGuckin, fixed income fund manager at Kames, Phil Wagstaff, global head of distribution at Henderson and Richard Buxton, chief executive and head of UK equities at Old Mutual Global Investors. Further interviews will be added on a monthly basis.

Richard Romer-Lee, Square Mile's managing director, said, "Deciding which funds and asset management companies to trust with your investments is a complex procedure. Whilst it is very important to evaluate how a fund's process helps it achieve an expected outcome, an understanding into the personalities behind a fund or investment company can also offer invaluable insight. The 'Talking with...' interviews complement our Talking Factsheets and Fund Snapshots, which give advisers the benefit of our analysts' technical assessment of a fund, by presenting a more human face behind the leading names of the asset management industry."