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61 managers make it into the 2019 FE Hall of Fame

By Corporate

Updated on Monday, 25 March, 2019

17 managers retain their place in the FE Hall of Fame for fifth-year running

18 managers enter FE Hall of Fame for first time

LONDON, 25 MARCH 2019: FE announced today that 61 fund managers have made it into the 2019 FE Alpha Manager Hall of Fame - an elite group of managers who have been consistently FE Alpha Manager rated over the last seven years.


Over a quarter (27%) of the managers in this select group have retained their seat for a fifth year running[1] – since the Hall of Fame was launched in 2015. These managers include Mark Slater, US equities manager Jenny Jones of Schroders, Fidelity’s Leigh Himsworth, Giles Hargreave from Marlborough Fund Managers and Merian Global Investors’ Daniel Nickols.

There are also 18 new entrants this year including Columbia Threadneedle’s Mark Heslop, Andrew Holliman of Polar Capital, Margaret Lawson of SVM, Fidelity’s Jeremy Podger and Spencer Adair from Baillie Gifford.

Charles Younes, research manager at FE said: “Seven years of delivering risk-adjusted alpha and consistent outperformance is a big ask, especially during prolonged periods of uncertainty and market volatility.  It’s therefore very encouraging to see so many managers retaining their spot or joining this elite group for the first time.  Investors can be confident that the performance of managers in the FE Hall of Fame is down to genuine skill and conviction, rather than luck.”

FE Alpha ratings are judged according to managers’ track records since 2000, with extra weighting for those with the longest track records to highlight the benefits of experience. The rating is based on two components: risk-adjusted alpha and consistency of outperformance versus their benchmark.

Overall, 200 FE Alpha Manager Ratings were awarded in the 2019 rebalance.  There were 54 new entrants this year, 38 of which had never previously been awarded an FE Alpha Manager Rating.

The Hall of Fame will be displayed at the FE Alpha Manager Awards ceremony to be held at the London Symphony Orchestra, St Luke's, on Thursday 16 May 2019.

FE Alpha Manager Hall of Fame Members 2019:

Name

Group

Alex Grispos

Ruffer

Alex Savvides

JO Hambro Capital Management

Alex Wright

Fidelity

Alexander Darwall

Jupiter Asset Management

Alister Hibbert

BlackRock

Andrew Brough

Schroders

Andrew C. Green

GAM Investments

Andrew Headley

Veritas Asset Management

Andrew Holliman

Polar Capital

Anthony Cross

Liontrust

Ariel Bezalel

Jupiter Asset Management

Barry Norris

Argonaut Capital Partners

Bryan Agbabian

Allianz Global Investors

Charles Richardson

Veritas Asset Management

Chris Hutchinson

Unicorn Asset Management

Daniel Nickols

Merian Global Investors

David Ballance

Ruffer

David Dudding

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

David Gait

Stewart Investors

Dr. Guy Morrell

HSBC Global Asset Management

Ezra Sun

Veritas Asset Management

Francis Brooke

Troy Asset Management

Giles Hargreave

Marlborough Fund Managers

Gordon Grender

GAM Investments

Guy de Blonay

Jupiter Asset Management

Harry Nimmo

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Ian Fishwick

Fidelity

James Thomson

Rathbone Investment Management

Jamie Hamilton

M&G Investments

Jenny Jones

Schroders

Jeremy Podger

Fidelity

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Jupiter Asset Management

Julian Fosh

Liontrust

Leigh Himsworth

Fidelity

Luke Kerr

Merian Global Investors

Margaret Lawson

SVM Asset Management

Mark Barnett

Invesco Asset Management

Mark Costar

JO Hambro Capital Management

Mark Heslop

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Mark Martin

Neptune Investment Management

Mark Slater

Slater Investments

Martin Lau

First State Investments

Mary McBain

Ruffer

Mike Fox

RLUM

Neil Woodford

Woodford Investment Management

Nick Train

Lindsell Train

Paul Marriage

Tellworth Investments

Paul Spencer

Franklin Templeton Investments

Richard Pease

CRUX Asset Management

Richard Woolnough

M&G Investments

Robert Smith

Baring Asset Management

Robin Hepworth

EdenTree Investment Management

Robin Parbrook

Schroders

Robrecht Wouters

JO Hambro Capital Management

Roger Morley

MFS Meridian Funds

Sean Ashfield

Consistent Unit Trust

Spencer Adair

Baillie Gifford

Steve Russell

Ruffer

Teera Chanpongsang

Fidelity

Thorsten Winkelmann

Allianz Global Investors

Tim Wood

McInroy & Wood Portfolios

 

Managers with five consecutive years in FE Alpha Manager Hall of Fame:

Name

Group

Andrew Brough

Schroders

Andrew C. Green

GAM

Barry Norris

Argonaut Capital Partners

Daniel Nickols

Merian Global Investors

David Dudding

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Giles Hargreave

Marlborough Fund Managers

Gordon Grender

GAM

Harry Nimmo

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Jenny Jones

Schroders

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Jupiter

Leigh Himsworth

Fidelity

Mark Slater

Slater Investments

Martin Lau

First State Investments

Neil Woodford

Woodford Investment Management Ltd

Richard Pease

CRUX Asset Management Limited

Richard Woolnough

M&G

Robin Hepworth

EdenTree Investment Management

 

New entrants to the FE Alpha Manager Hall of Fame 2019:

Name

Manager

Alex Savvides

JO Hambro Capital Management

Andrew Headley

Veritas Asset Management

Andrew Holliman

Polar Capital

Bryan Agbabian

Allianz Global Investors

Charles Richardson

Veritas Asset Management

Chris Hutchinson

Unicorn Asset Management

Ezra Sun

Veritas Asset Management

Jeremy Podger

Fidelity

Luke Kerr

Merian Global Investors

Margaret Lawson

SVM Asset Management

Mark Costar

JO Hambro Capital Management

Mark Heslop

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Robin Parbrook

Schroders

Robrecht Wouters

JO Hambro Capital Management

Roger Morley

MFS Meridian Funds

Sean Ashfield

Consistent Unit Trust

Spencer Adair

Baillie Gifford

Thorsten Winkelmann

Allianz Global Investors

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

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[1] For each of the past five years, these managers have been consistently FE Alpha Manager rated for seven years