About Daniel Nickols
Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, in 1969, Daniel Nickols studied Modern and Medieval languages at Cambridge University before starting his career at Deloitte and Touche in 1992. He switched to Morgan Stanley’s European equities division in 1994, and moved on to Albert E Sharp as a specialist salesman a year later. Nickols got his first taste of fund management when he began working on the Albert E Sharp Smaller Companies fund in 1997. He was appointed fund manager at Gerrard in 1999 taking charge of the Gerrard UK Smaller Companies fund. He subsequently joined Old Mutual Asset Managers in December 2001 in the wake of the integration of Gerrard Investment funds. He now manages the Old Mutual UK Select Smaller Companies fund. Family man Nickols likes to unwind in the company of his three young sons and is a lifelong fan of Derby County Football Club.