Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 4475G
SQN Secured Income Fund PLC
30 May 2017












SQN Capital Management ("SQN"), the multinational alternative investment fund manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Kendall as Managing Director of SQN Asset Management Ltd, the UK Manager of the SQN Secured Income Fund PLC (LSE-SSIF).


Dawn joins SQN from TwentyFour Asset Management ("TwentyFour") where she was a Partner, Portfolio Manager and a Member of the Executive Committee. She started her career at SG Warburg (now UBS), and has since held senior investment and management positions at Newton, Axa (Architas), and Investec Wealth & Investment as well as at TwentyFour.  Her primary specialism is fixed income with an extensive background in investment trusts, structured finance, product development, marketing, risk, derivatives and hedge funds.  She has a first degree in Law and an MBA.


Dawn will report to the Chairman and Co-Founder of SQN, Neil Roberts, and take up her position in respect of SSIF, the LSE-listed investment trust which invests in a wide range of secured, income-producing assets with a focus on SMEs, with effect from 1st August 2017.


Neil Roberts commented on the appointment: "SQN is delighted to add to the team such a senior and experienced individual as Dawn, who brings a unique depth of asset and risk management expertise, having held senior roles as a manager of assets for both institutional and private wealth clients."


"We believe that SSIF has similar potential to provide reliable, positive returns over the long term to the SQN Asset Finance Income Fund and welcome a leader who can realise this potential for SQN and our investors."


Dawn Kendall commented further: "After over thirty, successful years working in the investment management industry, joining SQN was a logical step.  Having invested with them at the launch of their first investment trust, I was aware of their focus on thorough research, risk management and client delivery.  These themes are aligned to my own values and I welcome the opportunity to work with them over the years to come. The development of the secured income business alongside the mature asset finance entity is an important step for SQN and I am delighted to be involved at this pivotal stage."


Dawn will retain her other business interests in the consultancy firm Herschel Advisory Limited and her advisory role with CityHive.


For further information please contact:


SQN Asset Management Limited

Neil Roberts

Jeremiah Silkowski


tel: +44 1932 575 888


Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Sue Inglis 


tel: +44 20 7894 8016



Buchanan Communications

Charles Ryland/Vicky Hayns/Henry Wilson


tel: +44 20 7466 5000












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