Michael Constantis was born in London in 1980. He studied at University College London where he gained a degree in economics. He also holds the CFA qualification. He has been working in the investment industry since 2001, starting out at Deutsche Asset Management in before joining BlackRock in 2005 where he currently works. Outside of fund management Michael is an avid football fan and Tottenham supporter. He also enjoys squash, and is quite a handy backgammon player having been crowned BlackRock Backgammon Champion in 2008.
The fund seeks to maximise total return. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activities in, Europe. The Fund places particular emphasis on special situations companies that, in the opinion of the Investment Adviser, are companies with potential for improvement that the market has failed to appreciate. Such companies generally take the form of small, mid or large capitalisation companies that are undervalued and exhibit growth investment characteristics.
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