Register to get unlimited access to all of Citywire’s Fund Manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Ratings risers: five slow burners on their way to the top

Citywire Global tracks down the five managers who have featured in every edition of Euro Stars and steadily risen above their initial A-rating.

The managers making their way to the top

It is hard enough to obtain a Euro Stars rating, with just 9% of the eligible 4,652 managers tracked by Citywire achieving the feat.

Here we track down five top managers who first entered Euro Stars with an A rating and gradually improved their performance over the five editions of Euro Stars so far.

Note: Euro Stars Ratings are based upon monthly, three-year performance data to the end of September 2012. To be eligable for a rating a manager must run a fund available for sale in at least three European countries.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

Dan Ison, Threadneedle

Funds:

Manager Ratio: 0.767

Ratings progression: Euro Stars A-rated (December 2011, June 2011, June 2012), Euro Stars AA-rated (June 2011, December 2012)

Threadneedle's Dan Ison, who ranks 26th out of the 493 managers we rate in the Equity Europe sector, made the leap from his initial A rating to AA at the end of 2011.

Although his funds dropped 6.37% between November 2010 and November 2011, this beat the average manager performance, which was a loss of 9.43%.

Over the past three years his funds have returned 44.5%, which compares to the sector average of 18.3%.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

Fabio Di Giansante, Pioneer Investments

Fund:

Manager Ratio: 1.784

Ratings progression: Euro Stars A-rated (December 2010, June 2012), Euro Stars AA (June 2011, December 2011), Euro Stars AAA-rated (December 2012)

Fabio Di Giansante, who joined Pioneer in 2006 from Credit Agricole Asset Management, went from an A rating to AA in our June 2011 Euro Stars roundup, and at the end of last year he attained the gold medal of a triple-A rating.

Between November 2011 and November 2012 his Pioneer Funds Euroland Equity I No Dis EUR fund returned 19.96%, beating the EURO STOXX 50 NR EUR's 14.67% and the MSCI EMU TR USD's 17.47%.

Di Giansante ranks 11th out of the 223 managers we rate in the Equity EuroZone sector over three years, and his fund places 14th out of 442 in the sector in terms of its total return.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

Henrik Husted Knudsen, Danske Invest

Funds:

Manager Ratio: 0.846

Ratings progression: Euro Stars A-rated (December 2010, June 2011, December 2011), Euro Stars AA-rated (June 2012, December 2012)

Bottom-up stockpicker and keen runner Henrik Husted Knudsen went from his initial A rating to AA in June of last year, and he retained his crown in our most recent December update.

His rating is based on his stewardship of the five funds listed above, all of which are in the Equity Europe sector.

Last year saw standout performance from Knudsen, with his funds gaining 32.35% between November 2011 and Novemeber 2012, compared with the sector average of 17.77%.

Over the past three years he's returned 46.3%, compared with the sector average of 18.3%.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

Hugh Young, Aberdeen Asset Management/Scottish Widows

Funds:

Manager Ratio: 0.897

Ratings Progression: Euro Stars A-rated (December 2010, June 2011, December 2011) Euro Stars AA-rated (June 2012, December 2012)

Veteran manager Hugh Young's Euro Stars rating mirrors Knudsen's, with his initial A rating giving way to an AA award in June last year.

Young's array of funds feature in five separate sectors, and he's comfortably beaten the average manager in each of these sectors over both three and five years. He's our top-rated manager in three of these sectors - Equity Asia Pacific, Equity Asia Pacific Sm&Mid Cap and Equity India - over five years.

His breakthrough last year saw his funds return 19.78%, against the average manager's 15.89% return.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

Richard Colwell, Threadneedle

Funds:

Manager Ratio: 0.871

Ratings progression: Euro Stars A-rated (December 2010, June 2011, December 2011, June 2012), Euro Stars AA-rated (December 2012)

Equity UK Income manager and rugby fan Richard Colwell made the leap from A to AA in our latest Euro Stars update. The upgrade was based on his 19.01% return over the year from November to November, which trumped the average return of 15.84%.

Colwell ranks 12th out of the 73 eligible managers we rank over three years in the sector, and an impressive fifth out of 46 over five years. In that time his funds have returned 33.6%, over double the 15.6% average.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Fund managers in the news today
Events
  • Citywire Zurich

    Citywire Zurich

  • Citywire Deutschland

    Citywire Deutschland

  • Citywire Singapore

    Citywire Singapore

  • Citywire Maastricht 2013

    Citywire Maastricht 2013

  • Citywire Stockholm

    Citywire Stockholm

  • Citywire Montreux 2013

    Citywire Montreux 2013

  • Citywire Hong Kong

    Citywire Hong Kong

  • Citywire Zurich

    Citywire Zurich

  • Citywire Deutschland

    Citywire Deutschland

  • Citywire Monreux 2013

    Citywire Monreux 2013

  • Citywire Montreux 2013

    Citywire Montreux 2013

  • Citywire Singapore 2013

    Citywire Singapore 2013

  • Citywire Singapore 2013

    Citywire Singapore 2013