Citywire UK fund manager awards 2018: shortlists revealed

We reveal the nominees for the 2018 Citywire best fund manager awards. 

The winners will be announced next week and are derived by isolating the individuals with the highest risk-adjusted returns at a sector level over three years to 31 May 2018. These are based on the individual track records for all funds they have run in the sector over this period.

Alternative UCITS - Long/Short Equity

  • A-rated John Armitage, Schroder GAIA Egerton Equity
  • AA-rated William Pattisson & AA-rated Jeremy Lang, Ardevora Global Equity  & Ardevora UK Equity 
  • AAA-rated David Tovey, BSF European Opportunities Extension, BlackRock European Absolute Alpha & BSF European Absolute Return
  • AAA-rated Ben Fitchew, Ardevora Global Equity 
  • Guy Rushton, Polar Capital UK Absolute Equity

Alternative Ucits - Multi-Strategy

  • David C. Saunders, Brooks Ritchey & Robert Christian, Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies 
  • AAA-rated Johan Badenhorst & AAA-rated Mike Pinggera, Sanlam FOUR Multi-Strategy Founder
  • Andy Headley & Charles Richardson, Veritas Global Real Return 
  • Willem van Dommelen, Keevin Hille & Stan Verhoeven, NN (L) Alternative Beta I Cap
  • James Elliot & Shrenick Shah, JPM Global Macro Opportunities



Mixed Assets - Absolute Return

  • AA-rated David Coombs, Rathbone Multi Asset Strategic Growth, Rathbone Multi Asset Total Return, Rathbone Multi-Asset Strategic Income & Rathbone Multi Asset Strategic Growth
  • A-rated Gary Reynolds, Courtiers Total Return Cautious Risk 
  • A-rated Nigel Breakell, FP Brunswick Diversified Portfolio 
  • A-rated Toby Nangle, Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return 
  • A-rated Mike Brooks, Aberdeen Diversified Growth

Equity - UK (All Companies)

  • AAA-rated Anthony Cross & AAA-rated Julian Fosh, Liontrust UK Growth, Liontrust Special Situations, Liontrust GF Special Situations, Liontrust GF UK Growth 
  • A-rated Fraser Mackersie, Unicorn UK Growth A Income
  • AA-rated Richard Hallett, Marlborough UK Multi-Cap Growth 
  • AAA-rated Keith Ashworth-Lord, CFP SDL UK Buffettology General 
  • AAA-rated Nick Train, LF Lindsell Train UK Equity

Equity - UK Equity Income

  • AA-rated Ben Peters & AA-rated Hugh Yarrow, TB Evenlode Income  
  • A-rated Steven Magill & A-rated Guy Walker, UBS UK Equity Income A
  • + rated Charles Montanaro, Montanaro UK Income Sterling
  • A-rated Henry Dixon, Man GLG UK Income
  • A-rated David Taylor & A-rated David Horner, MI Chelverton UK Equity Income




Equity - UK Smaller Companies

  • AAA-rated James Zimmerman, Jupiter UK Smaller Companies 
  • AAA-rated David Stevenson, AAA-rated Douglas Lawson & AAA-rated Paul Jourdan, TB Amati UK Smaller Companies
  • AAA-rated James Baker, MI Chelverton UK Equity Growth
  • AAA-rated Julian Fosh, AAA-rated Anthony Cross & AAA-rated Victoria Stevens, Liontrust UK Smaller Companies & Liontrust UK Micro Cap
  • AAA-rated Roland Arnold, BlackRock UK Smaller Companies



Equity - Asia Pacific ex-Japan

  • AAA-rated Manish Modi, UBS (Lux) Eq Fd - Asian Consumption
  • AAA-rated Duncan Robertson, TT Asia Pacific Equity 
  • AA-rated Mike Servent, AA-rated Ian Heslop & AA-rated Amadeo Alentorn, Old Mutual Asia Pacific 
  • A-rated Chady Jouni, Barclays GA - Pacific Rim (ex-Japan)
  • AAA-rated Joanna Kwok, JPM Asia Growth 

Equity - Europe ex-UK

  • AA-rated Stephen Paice & AA-rated Moritz Sitte, Baillie Gifford European
  • AAA-rated Tim Crockford, Hermes Europe Ex-UK Equity
  • AAA-rated David Walton, Marlborough European Multi-Cap
  • AAA-rated Rory Powe, Man GLG Continental European Growth 
  • + rated Ronnie Sabel, Russell Investments Continental European Equity




Equity - Global

AAA- Terry Smith, Fundsmith Equity I Class, Fundsmith Equity Fund Feeder & Fundsmith Sustainable Equity 

AAA-rated Kristian Heugh, Morgan Stanley Global Opportunity

AAA-rated Mark Ferguson & AAA-rated Miguel Nogales, LO Funds - Generation Global

AAA-rated Burak Alici, Morgan Stanley Global Discovery 

AAA-rated Michael Boyd & AAA-rated Giles Warren, GuardCap Global Equity 


Equity - Japan

  • AAA-rated Shintaro Harada, Nomura Funds Ireland-Japan High Conviction
  • AAA-rated Hideo Shiozumi, Legg Mason IF Japan Equity 
  • AAA- rated Magotaka Oshitani, Yuki Japan Rebounding Growth
  • AAA-rated Taeko Setaishi, Atlantis Japan Opportunities USD
  • AAA-rated Michael Lindsell, Lindsell Train - Japanese Equity


Equity - US

  • AAA-rated Helen Xiong & AAA-rated Gary Robinson, Baillie Gifford American
  • AA-rated Alexander Farman-Farmaian, Edgewood L Select US Select Growth
  • A-rated Aziz Hamzaogullari, Natixis Actions US Growth, Loomis Sayles US Equity Leaders & Loomis Sayles US Growth Equity
  • AA-rated Stephen Moore, Artemis US Extended Alpha
  • A-rated Daniel White, M&G North American Value

Equity - Global Emerging Markets

  • AAA-rated Niall Paul & AAA-rated Robert James, TT Emerging Markets Equity & TT Emerging Markiets Unconstrained
  • AAA-rated Geoffrey Wong, UBS Global Emerging Markets Opportunity
  • AA-rated Sam Vecht, BSF Emerging Markets Equity Strat
  • AAA-rated Kim Catechis & AAA-rated Alastair Reynolds, Legg Mason Martin Currie Global EM & Legg Mason IF Martin Currie Emerging Markets
  • AAA-rated Matt Linsey, Pacific North of South EM All-Cap Equity

Bonds - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency

  •  A-rated Claudia Calich, M&G Emerging Markets Bond & M&G (Lux) Emerging Markets HC Bond
  • + rated James Barrineau, Schroder ISF Emerging Market Bond 
  • Pierre-Yves Bareau & Scott McKee, JPM Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond & JPM Emerging Markets Bond
  • + rated Michael Gomez, Pimco GIS Emerging Markets Bond


Bonds - Global

  • AA-rated Isobel Lee, Insight Global (ex-UK) Bond 
  • + rated David Rolley, Kenneth M. Buntrock, Lynda Schweitzer & Scott M Service, Loomis Sayles Global Opportunistic Bond 
  • + rated Ben Hayward, Rob Ford, Douglas Charleston & Aza Teeuwen, MI TwentyFour - Monument Bond I
  • Gary Herbert & Brian Kloss, Legg Mason Brandywine Gl Inc Opt 
  • AA-rated Lorenzo Pagani, Pimco GIS Global Bond 

Bonds - Sterling Strategic

  • AAA-rated Craig Veysey, Sanlam Strategic Bond
  • AA-rated Eric Holt, Royal London Sterling Extra Yield Bond
  • + rated Bryn Jones, Rathbone Strategic Bond
  • A-rated Anthony Smouha & A-rated Grégoire Mivelaz, GAM Star Credit Opportunities