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Revealed: The FE Alpha Manager Awards 2019 Shortlist

By Corporate

Updated on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

WEDNESDAY 24th APRIL, 2019: FE, the investment ratings and research agency, announced today the fund managers that have made it onto the shortlist for this year’s FE Alpha Manager of the Year Awards with David Dudding, Gary Greenberg, Francis Brooke, Hugh Yarrow, Stephen Moore and Aziz Hamzaogullari among the list of the industry’s top talent.

There are 12 award categories this year, including the highly coveted FE Alpha Manager of the Year and Best New FE Alpha Manager. See below table for full list of categories and shortlisted managers.

The managers represent a total of 37 fund groups including Janus Henderson, First State Investments, Liontrust, Man GLG, Polar Capital, T.Rowe Price and Sarasin. BlackRock and Royal London lead the pack with four nominations each followed by Lindsell Train with three.  

Tim Wood, Richard Woolnough, Laurent Dobler, Franz Weis, Arnaud Cosserat, Gordon Fraser and John Godley have each been shortlisted in more than one category this year.

The managers have been shortlisted from the 200 fund managers that were awarded an FE Alpha Manager Rating in the 2019 rebalance. These ratings recognise a manager’s ability to create risk-adjusted alpha, outperformance in both rising and falling markets, and those who consistently beat their sector peers. 

Rob Gleeson, Head of Research at FE comments: “2018 was a tough year, with record breaking gains in some markets coming to an abrupt end in a burst of volatility. With this being the first significant market sell off for ten years, and possibly the first end of an expansion market for thirty years, the benefits of experience are clear. With the end of the cycle near, or upon us, or even past, the challenges for managers are only going to grow as uncertainty increases, this year’s winners have all had to demonstrate skill in a rapidly changing environment.”

The shortlist for each category was determined by identifying the highest scoring FE Alpha Managers from the 2019 rebalance. A mix of quantitative and qualitative assessment was then applied to pick the brightest stars.

The winners of each category will be announced at the FE Alpha Manager Awards ceremony on 16th May 2019 at the London Symphony Orchestra, St Luke's.

 

For more information on the awards – please go to - http://www.financialexpress.net/fe-alpha-manager-of-the-year-2019

 

If you would like to attend the awards, please email jennifer.hindle@financialexpress.net

 

2019 FE Alpha Manager Awards Shortlist

Best European Equities Alpha Manager

 

David Walton

Marlborough

David Dudding

Threadneedle

Alexander Darwall

Jupiter

Robrecht Wouters

JO Hambro

Laurent Dobler, Franz Weis, Arnaud Cosserat

Comgest

 

 

Best Global Equities Alpha Manager

 

Michael Lindsell and Nick Train

Lindsell Train

Andrew Headley, Charles Richardson

Veritas

David Dudding

Threadneedle

Tim Wood

McInroy & Wood

David J. Eiswert

T. Rowe Price

 

 

Best Absolute Return Alpha Manager

 

Paul Marriage, John Warren

Tellworth Investments

Shrenick Shah

JPM

Jack Barrat

Man GLG

Stephen Moore

Artemis

Gordon Fraser

BlackRock

 

 

Best UK Equities Alpha Manager

 

Mike Fox

Royal London

Hugh Yarrow

Evenlode

Nick Train

Lindsell Train

Francis Brooke

Trojan (Troy AM)

Jeremy Lang, William Pattisson

Ardevora

 

 

Best Global Emerging Markets Alpha Manager

 

Amit Mehta

JPM

Gary Greenburg

Hermes

Nick Price

Fidelity

Glen Finegan

Janus Henderson

Gordon Fraser

BlackRock

 

 

Best US Equities Alpha Manager 

 

Aziz Hamzaogullari

Natixis

Gordon Grender

GAM

Jenny Jones

Schroders

Andrew Holliman

Polar Capital

Larry J. Puglia

T. Rowe Price

 

 

Best Japanese Equities Alpha Manager

 

Michael Lindsell

Lindsell Train

Martin Lau

First State Investments

James Salter

Polar Capital

Chisako Hardie

AXA Investment Managers

Yun Young Lee

Janus Henderson

 

 

Best Sterling Fixed Income Alpha Manager

 

Richard Woolnough

M&G

Ian Fishwick

Fidelity

Jeremy Wharton

Church House

Mark Munro

Standard Life

Ben Edwards

BlackRock

 

 

Best Strategic Bond Alpha Manager

 

Eric Holt

Royal London

John Godley

Sarasin

Richard Woolnough

M&G

Stephen Hayde

Close Brothers

Craig Veysey

Man GLG

 

 

Best Mixed Assets Alpha Manager

 

Mike Fox

Royal London

John Godley

Sarasin

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Jupiter

Robin Hepworth

EdenTree

Alec Cutler

Orbis

 

 

Best Alpha Manager

 

Eric Holt

Royal London

Julian Fosh

Liontrust

Daniel Nickols

Merian

Tim Wood

McInroy & Wood

Robin Parbrook

Schroders

 

 

Best New Alpha Manager

 

Jack Barrat

Man GLG

Laurent Dobler, Franz Weis, Arnaud Cosserat

Comgest

Odile Lange-Broussy

Lombard Odier Group

Larry J. Puglia

T. Rowe Price

Gordon Fraser

BlackRock

 

Media Contacts
Rebecca Warren or Henry Scroggs

T / +44 207 534 7620                   

E / rebecca.warren@financialexpress.net or henry.scroggs@financialexpress.net

 

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