MANCHESTER, England, November 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Asset Management Group Sanford DeLand Asset Management Limited (SDL Limited) is delighted to announce that Rosemary Banyard has joined the team as Investment Director and will work alongside the founder of SDL, Keith Ashworth-Lord, who manages the highly successful CFP SDL UK Buffettology Fund. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161101/MM6128211 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161101/MM61282 ) As Co-Head of Schroders Pan-European Mid and Small Cap Team and manager of various UK Small Cap, UK Mid Cap and Unconstrained UK All Cap mandates, Rosemary was responsible for AUM of circa £1bn. Widely recognised as one of the UK's top fund managers with an award-winning track record, Rosemary, who is married with two daughters, is a highly experienced investment manager. Whilst at Schroders, she built up an extensive knowledge bank of small to mid-cap sized companies across all UK sectors developing a very successful and sustainable set of open-ended, closed-ended and segregated pension scheme portfolios over her 18-year career. Following Rosemary's decision to join the SDL team she commented: "I am delighted that after a short break from the City I have chosen to work with the SDL team. They are very professional in both approach and ethics. Keith and I also have very similar principles when it comes to investment. Both of us have had the privilege to build very successful investment portfolios. I am eager to combine our financial and analytical skills so we can innovate and introduce, subject to the appropriate FCA approvals, new investment products in the future to complement SDL's highly successful Buffettology product already in the market." Ian Page, Chairman of SDL Limited said: "This is very exciting for us to attract such a high calibre, well-respected fund manager to the team is compelling. She is a fantastic addition and I believe that the combined skill sets of Keith and Rosemary will open up further opportunities for us to enhance the business that we have built over the last five years; I have known Rosemary for many years; she is a great communicator with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholder groups. From her track record we have seen that through her clear and disciplined investment approach she has been able to deliver industry leading returns for her client portfolio and we hope to see this success replicated over the coming years as part of the SDL team."