Our mission is to lead the way in active management as a trusted firm with superior fund knowledge, service quality, product understanding and added value for investors.
The Marlborough story – and what it means for our investors
The way Marlborough has evolved means we are focused without distraction on achieving the very best possible returns for investors in our world-class range of actively managed funds.
Our company was established in 1986 by Geoff Hitchin, who more than 30 years later remains with Marlborough as Investment Director.
In the early days our team knew most of our investors by name and would speak to them regularly when they rang for a valuation and a chat.
Decades later the world of investment has changed enormously, as has our company. Through sensible, consistent expansion, Marlborough has grown to offer a range of almost 20 funds, investing across the major global asset classes. The Marlborough Group has more than £8 billion of assets under management and we have tens of thousands of investors.
The development of the investment industry and the popularity of platforms mean we now only speak directly to a small percentage of our investors. However, what we learned all those years ago about the responsibility that comes with looking after investors’ money remains deeply ingrained in the culture of Marlborough.
Our core team have worked together for many years and we are proud to remain privately owned and independent, which means we can maintain an uncompromising focus on adding value for our investors.
We employ award-winning fund managers who invest ‘long’ only and for the long term in ‘real’ assets such as equities and bonds and we place a high value on quality service, while ensuring that the pricing of our funds remains keenly competitive.
In today’s world, we will not necessarily be on first-name terms with our investors. But because we never forget those original human relationships, we never lose sight of the fact that our investors are the only reason we have a business.