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Top performing fund managers named

Top performing fund managers named

The best performing fund managers since the year 2000 have been revealed.

Data compiled by FE measured risk adjusted returns and performance in both rising and falling markets.

Some of the managers to make the list have not managed money as far back as 2000, but extra weight was given to those with longer career track records.

There are 54 managers new to the list this year, with 38 appearing on the list for the first time.

In total there are 200 managers listed, comprising the top 10 per cent of fund managers in the UK market.

Among new joiners were Man GLG’s Jack Barrat and Chris Field, James de Uphaugh and Matthew Smith of Majedie Asset Management’s UK Equity desk join the list.

Bond fund manager Torcail Stewart of Baillie Gifford also joined the list for the first time. Mr Stewart became the lead manager of the fund in 2018, when Stephen Rodger retired. However he had been a named manager on the fund since 2010.

At the same time Ben Russon of Franklin Templeton Investments, Henry Lowson of Royal London, Martin Turner at Miton, and Chris St John at AXA Investment Managers all dropped off the list.

Mr Barrat made his name working alongside Henry Dixon on the Man GLG UK Undervalued Assets fund, and subsequently launched a long-short fund of which he is lead manager.

Charles Younes, research manager at Financial Express, said: "Several managers with a focus on smaller companies have lost their place.

"This is reflective of the underperformance of smaller companies compared to large caps since Brexit.

"Managers with a preference for smaller companies have been struggling to generate Alpha across the board."

FE's new Alpha managers of 2019, with those receiving the award for the first time in bold, are:

New Alpha Managers

Group

Sammy Suzuki

AllianceBernstein

Tom May

Atlantic House Fund Management

Carl Whitbeck

AXA Investment Managers

Mark Urquhart

Baillie Gifford

Torcail Stewart

Baillie Gifford

Alex Shingler

Blackrock

Ben Edwards

Blackrock

Gordon Fraser

Blackrock

Justin Christofel

Blackrock

Olivia Markham

Blackrock

Stephen Yiu

Blue Whale Capital

Nabil Owadally

BMO Global Asset Management

Peter Hewitt

BMO Global Asset Management

Paul Mumford

Cavendish

Alexandre Narboni

Comgest Asset Management

Arnaud Cosserat

Comgest Asset Management

Céline Piquemal-Prade

Comgest Asset Management

Eva Fornadi

Comgest Asset Management

Franz Weis

Comgest Asset Management

Laurent Dobler

Comgest Asset Management

Rebecca Kaddoum

Comgest Asset Management

Bryan Collins

Fidelity

Hyunho Sohn

Fidelity

Andrew Greenup

First State Investments

Richard Jones

First State Investments

Ben Conway

Hawksmoor Investment Management

Daniel Lockyer

Hawksmoor Investment Management

Lorraine Kuo

Invesco

James Elliot

JP Morgan Asset Management

Mark Davids

JP Morgan Asset Management

Odile Lange-Broussy

Lombard Odier

David Fishwick

M&G Investments

Leonard Vinville

M&G Investments

Richard O'Connor

M&G Investments

Chris Field

Majedie Asset Management

James de Uphaugh

Majedie Asset Management

Matthew Smith

Majedie Asset Management

Jack Barrat

Man GLG

Geoff Hitchin

Marlborough Fund Managers

Sherwood Zhang

Matthews Asia

Mike Servent

Merian Global Investors

Barnaby Wiener

MFS Investments

Matthew W Ryan

MFS Investments

Nick Ford

Miton

Richard Hodges

Nomura Asset Management

Crispin Odey

Odey Asset Management

Oliver Kelton

Odey Asset Management

Mark R. Kiesel

PIMCO

Scott A. Mather

PIMCO

Rachid Semaoune

Royal London

Pieter Fourie

Sanlam Asset Management

King Fuei Lee

Schroders

Tom Prew

Stewart Investors

Larry J. Puglia

T. Rowe Price

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