Mel joined the investment trust team in January 2016. An associate of the CFA Society of the UK, she completed her professional examinations in June 1993. Her background is as a generalist US fund manager, having worked for more than 12 years at Legal & General Investment Management and six years at Equitable Life. Previously, Mel worked for 10 years at Hermes Investment Management. She joined Edison in September 2013, working on the central desk as a supervisory analyst and editor.