Meet the Managers

Managed by lead portfolio manager Matthew Tillett, and portfolio managers Christian Schneider and Marcus Morris-Eyton, the trust favours large, well-financed businesses with global reach, pricing power and brand strength.

Matthew Tillett

Lead Portfolio Manager

Matthew is lead portfolio manager for Brunner. He is also the lead portfolio manager on the UK Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining AllianzGI, Matthew worked at Datamonitor and the Office for National Statistics. He graduated from Bristol University with a first class degree in Economics and Economic History. He also holds a masters (with distinction) in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. Matthew holds the IMC designation and is a CFA® charterholder.

Marcus Morris-Eyton

Portfolio Manager

Marcus Morris-Eyton is a Portfolio Manager within the Europe Equity Growth Team at Allianz Global Investors, having joined the firm in 2011. Marcus is the Co-Lead Manager on the Allianz Continental European strategies and Deputy Lead Manager on the Allianz Euroland Equity Growth strategies, having taken over responsibility for both in June 2017. Marcus divides his time between London and Frankfurt. Marcus was named one of the top 40 under 40 rising stars in asset management by Financial News in 2015. Marcus is a regular contributor on CNBC and Bloomberg TV stations, as well as writing regularly for the trade press, and speaking at industry conferences. Marcus is a CFA® Charterholder, and graduated with a First Class honours degree, in English and philosophy from the University of Leeds.

Christian Schneider

Portfolio Manager

Christian Schneider joined the Global Equity Fund Management Team as a portfolio manager in April 2000 and managed a US Equity strategy until 2002. Christian began his investment career in June 1996 with DG-Bank as a trainee portfolio manager for one year; and then moved to DG Capital in February 1997 to March 2000 as a global equity portfolio manager, where he was also responsible for portfolio construction for equity and balanced funds. Christian graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Giessen and is a CFA charter holder.


Meet the Board

The Brunner Investment Trust board is particularly experienced as its directors also sit on the boards of a number of large companies. So as well as providing shareholders with the reassurance of a diligent environment of checks and balances, they also provide the Trust with invaluable knowledge and economic insight.

Carolan Dobson


Carolan Dobson joined the board in December 2013 and has been Chairman since the AGM in March 2016. She is also Chairman of Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund plc and BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc. Carolan was previously head of UK equities at Abbey Asset Managers, Head of Investment Trusts at Murray Johnstone and was the portfolio manager of two investment trusts.

Amanda Aldridge

Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee

Joined the board in December 2019. Amanda is a nonexecutive director and Audit Committee Chair of Headlam Group plc and of Impact Healthcare REIT plc and also chairs the audit committee of The Low Carbon Contracts Company and The Electricity Settlements Company. She worked at KPMG LLP for 33 years until 2017 and during her career she was Head of the Retail Sector practice before becoming Head of Contract Governance in the Risk-Consulting Division. Amanda is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Andrew Hutton

Non-executive Director

Joined the board in April 2020. Andrew is owner and director of A.J. Hutton Ltd, an investment advisory practice established in 2007. Andrew started his career in 1979 at J.P. Morgan where, over 18 years, he held investment and business management positions in London, New York, Singapore and Australia. He was subsequently head of investment management at Coutts Group and co-CEO of RBS Asset Management. Andrew has served as Senior Independent Director of Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund and Chairman of JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust.

Peter Maynard

Non-executive Director, Senior Independent Director

Joined the board in October 2010. Peter is a retired solicitor and qualified with Slaughter and May in 1977. He was Group Legal Director at Prudential plc from 1998 to 2009 and Company Secretary from July 1999. Prior to that he was with HSBC for 14 years during which time he was variously a director of HSBC Investment Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer of James Capel Inc in New York and finally Deputy Group Legal Adviser. He is a former chairman of the GC100 and was a supervisory board member of the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance.

Jim Sharp

Non-executive Director

Joined the board in January 2014. Jim began his career in corporate finance with J. Henry Schroder & Co from 1992 to 2002, where he was a director. He is chairman of In The Style Group plc and a non-executive director of James Cropper PLC and chairman of four private businesses.


Meet the Allianz Global Investors Team

Stephanie Carbonneil

Managing Director, Head of Investment Trusts

Kirsten Salt

Company Secretary

© Allianz Global Investors GmbH 2021, Registered Office: Frankfurt am Main, Register: HRB 9340, Local court: Frankfurt am Main. All Rights Reserved. The Brunner Investment Trust PLC is incorporated in England and Wales. (Company registration no. 226323). Registered Office: 199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY. VAT registration no. 244 7355 54. The Company is a member of the Association of Investment Companies - Category: Global Growth.