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Citywire Ratings: uncovering Eastern Europe’s new elite

Citywire Global reveals the managers with funds registered for sale in Eastern Europe that have received their first ever rating in these markets.

Market Snapshot

This monthly round up sees 197 ratings awarded with 131 A, 41 AA and 25 AAA across six Eastern European countries which are Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Poland.

This breaks down as:

  • 20 who manage funds that are registered for sale in Cyprus
  • 41 ratings to managers that manage funds registered for sale in Estonia
  • 28 ratings to managers that manage funds registered for sale in Latvia
  • 40 ratings to managers that manage funds registered for sale in Liechtenstein
  • 22 ratings to managers that manage funds registered for sale in Lithuania
  • 46 ratings to managers that manage funds registered for sale in Poland

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Highest Overall: Felix Meier, Credit Suisse

The highest entrant who has gained his first ever Citywire rating in Eastern Europe's markets is German manager Felix Meier entering with his 0.311 manager ratio.

Meier has run the Credit Suisse Equity (Lux) Small&Mid Cap Germany fund since January 2003. It is registered for sale in Liechtenstein.

Over the last 36 months, the fund's Citywire benchmark, the MSCI Germany Small Cap TR index, rose 41.75%. This is while Meier returned 46.34%. On a risk-adjusted basis this outperformance has seen the fund manager awarded a Citywire A rating.

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Rising Stars: Michael Reed/Alessandro Esposito, BlueBay

Elsewhere, rising up our ratings are the co-managers of BlueBay Global Convertible Bond fund, Alessandro Esposito and Michael Reed, who have both achieved a Citywire A rating this month.

They have co-managed the fund since December 2008 and have returned 31.2% in this period. This compares to the fund's Citywire benchmark, the UBS Global Convertible Bond EUR index, which rose 27.96% over the same period.

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Local Market Leader: Ernst Glanzmann, Swiss & Global AM

The ratings leader among the managers with funds available for sale in Eastern European countries is Swiss manager Ernst Glanzmann who has been awarded a Citywire AA rating.

He is the lead manager on the Julius Baer EF Japan-JPY fund. The fund is registered for sale in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Liechtenstein.

In the past 36 months, Glanzmann's has returned 23.22% to investors while its Citywire index, the Cust Benchm JB Japan Stock Fund index, rose 16.43%.

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Group Ratings

In the group standings, Swiss & Global Asset Management dominates with 26 rated managers, T Rowe Price is second with 18 and Danske Fund Management Company SA is third with 13 rated managers across the Eastern European countries covered by Citywire’s ratings.

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Felix Meier
Felix Meier
3/9 in Equity - German Small & Medium Companies (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 93.81%
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47/73 in Bonds - Convertibles Global (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 16.08%
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64/150 in Equity - Japan (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 144.42%
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