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Top 100: 20 wealth stars' fund gems

Twenty of our leading fund pickers reveal the highlight mandates and managers of the last 12 months

Members of our Top 100 of the UK's leading fund buyers reveal their standout mandates and managers of the last 12 months.

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Members of our Top 100 of the UK's leading fund buyers reveal their standout mandates and managers of the last 12 months.

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Name: Nick Wood

Employer: Quilter Cheviot

Fund gem: Citywire AA-rated Tim Crockford of Hermes

 

 

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Name: Shakhista Mukhamedova

Employer: Brewin Dolphin

Fund gem: NN Global Convertibles

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Name: Cranley Macfarlane

Employer: JM Finn

Fund Gem: Jerry Wharton of the Church House Investment Grade Bond fund – he takes a sensible approach to fixed income and understands what private clients want from their fixed income investments

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Name: Haig Bathgate

Employer: Tcam

Fund gem: James Hanbury's Odey Absolute Return fund – the fund received a lot of bad press during a difficult run in 2016 but as a longer-term bet it has been excellent. The long book has exposure to a lot of underlying companies with significant growth prospects.

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Name: Rosie Bullard

Employer: James Hambro & Partners

Fund gem: Citywire AA-rated Jonathan Pines

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Name: Sam Grant-Dalton

Employer: Close Brothers Asset Management

Fund gem: New addition Brown Global Leaders fund, managed by Citywire A-rated Mick Dillon and Bertie Thomson

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Name: Melissa Scaramellini

Employer: Quilter Cheviot

Fund gem: LFIS Vision Ucits Premia

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Name: Nic Spicer

Employer: PortfolioMetrix

Fund gem: Some of our hidden gems have capacity constraints so we'd prefer they remain a hidden, but in terms of raw potential I'm very excited about Man GLG Japan Core Alpha

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Name: Alena Kosava

Employer: Tilney Bestinvest

Fund gem: Citywire A-rated Alex Wright

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Name: Edward Raymond

Employer: Julius Baer

Fund gem: Unsurprisingly, we have had strong performance from a number of funds in the tech/momentum space, but our hidden gem would have to be the Ardevora UK Equity fund

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Name: Lydia Brook

Employer: LGT Vestra

Fund gem: Sadly, not hidden, but top manager... Jacob de Tusch Lec of Artemis Global Income

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Name: Tom Becket

Employer: Psigma

Fund Gem: Semper Capital Management. A lesser known but expert specialist fixed income house in the US. We have two funds with them investing in small cap US high yield credit and US mortgage-backed securities, both of which have performed well this year

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Name: Alex Imrie

Employer: Smith & Williamson

Fund gem: It is often appropriate from a diversification perspective to add small cap exposure to portfolios. Other investment houses can shy away from this. I like the Citywire AAA-rated team and process behind the Livingbridge UK Micro Cap fund

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Name: Paul Higgins

Employer: SG Kleinwort Hambros

Fund gemEleva, a rising star of the Ucits alternative space

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Name: Bo Huang

Employer: Tilney Bestinvest

Fund Gem: JOHCM UK Dynamic

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Name: Nick Lamb

Employer: WH Ireland

Fund gem: Foresight UK Infrastructure Income fund

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Name: Poppy Fox

Employer: Brooks Macdonald

Fund gem: Alex Ross of Premier

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Name: Adil Alaoui

Employer: Sarasin & Partners

Fund gem: Polar Capital Automation & Artificial Intelligence

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Name: Genevra Banszky von Ambroz

Employer: Smith & Williamson

Fund gem: BlackRock Emerging Equity Strategies' Citywire AA-rated Sam Vecht

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Name: Rob Seifert

Employer: Brooks Macdonald

Fund gems: Ken Leech – Legg Mason Western Assets

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