In 2005 Optimal Fund Management merged with Miton Investments, a UK-authorised multi-manager. This is where the name MitonOptimal was born. MitonOptimal focused on providing global solutions through regulated investment vehicles to advisers and their clients. 2005 also saw the establishment of Eagle Asset Management. Founded by Roeloff Horne and Gavin Scholz (a current Non-Executive Director) with Bond Street as a shareholder, the business offered a range of Unit Trusts to the SA market and selected business partners.