Lazard UK Omega B Inc

Ranked 199 out of 256 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Alan Clifford

Born in Bishop’s Stortford in 1967, Alan Clifford studied Economics at Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic. His financial career began at Legal & General in 1989 where he held a number of accounting positions before moving to the group’s Investment Management arm in ’92 where he spent a further ten years as an analyst and fund manager. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Alan moved to join Lazard Asset Management at the end of 2002 where he holds the position of portfolio manager with responsibility for the UK Smaller Companies fund and describes the fund’s investment style to be based on "relative value". Away from the office, Alan says his recreational interests are music, cycling and wine collecting and tasting.

Alan Custis

Alan Custis holds a degree in Business from Staffordshire University. He started his career in 1989 with Hill Samuel Asset Management where he was head of small cap investment and he moved on to Morgan Grenfell Securities as a derivatives trader. He then joined JP Morgan Fleming where he worked for five years in a variety of roles including heading up their mid-cap initiative. In 2004, Alan joined Lazard Asset Management and is a portfolio manager on the UK Equity team.

Lloyd Whitworth

Lloyd Whitworth runs a number of UK equity funds for Lazard Asset Management, where he has worked as a portfolio manager since joining in 2009. Whitworth follows a fundamental, bottom-up style to investing, focusing on companies’ financial productivity and valuation to drive returns. This investment style, Whitworth believes, has allowed his funds to perform consistently over a range of market scenarios. Whitworth has previously held portfolio manager positions at a number of companies, including Citigroup, Morley Fund Management and JP Morgan Asset Management. He attended Brunel University where he studied Economics and Business Finance and is a CFA charter holder. Outside of work, he enjoys golf and skiing.


The objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth through a portfolio of listed equity securities primarily in the UK. Investment may also be made in Securities of companies with significant sources of profit from or close economic links with the UK. The fund will normally hold a concentrated portfolio of between 25 and 35 Securities. While the Fund investments will have no direct connection to any specific index or to any sector or industry weights, for performance reporting purposes, a comparison will be made against the FTSE All Share.

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UK (All Companies) over : 31/05/2018 - 31/05/2019
  • Rank 199/256 Total Return
  • Rank 121/256 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 180/256 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 8.8%
2018 -14.9% -6.1% 7.1% -1.9% -13.7%
2017 12.5% 3.1% 0.6% 2.6% 5.8%
2016 15.5% -1.4% 1.7% 9.3% 5.4%
2015 1.1% 6.4% -1.3% -6.0% 2.4%
2014 4.1% -1.6% 1.5% 0.5% 3.6%
2013 27.8% 10.1% -1.1% 8.8% 7.9%
2012 22.2% 14.0% -4.3% 5.3% 6.4%
2011 -10.3% 0.2% -0.2% -18.5% 10.1%
2010 21.9% 9.4% -10.2% 13.1% 9.7%
2009 35.8% -2.5% 14.3% 22.4% -0.5%
2008 -35.9% -10.1% -8.8% -10.3% -12.9%
2007 -2.1% 0.7% 1.5% -4.5% 0.4%
2006 18.5% 10.8% -3.5% 3.3% 7.3%
2005 1.9% 9.6% 9.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
BP PLC ORD 8.03%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 6.71%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 5.31%
Diageo PLC ORD 5.15%
Vodafone Group PLC ORD 4.46%
Unilever PLC ORD 4.24%
Prudential PLC ORD 4.07%
Tesco PLC ORD 4.01%
Rio Tinto PLC ORD 3.80%
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC ORD 3.59%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date25/02/2005
  • Share Class size11Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B05N2H42

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment3.75%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).