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Citywire Rated Fund Managers

Our guide to the best fund managers

Citywire is the only firm to exclusively rate managers, not funds. This is because we strongly believe the most important consideration when selecting an actively managed fund is the track record of the manager running the money.

Changes to this month's ratings


Citywire ratings: highlights from our monthly data crunch

In our monthly data crunch, Citywire analyst Nisha Long highlights those fund managers rewarding investors with some fine performance.


Articles featuring Citywire-rated fund managers

M&G’s Rhodes sells BlackRock for Aberdeen income opportunity

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:42

Citywire + rated Stuart Rhodes is concerned about US valuations and has started to see some compelling opportunities in emerging markets after the sell off.

Citywire Scotland: the Turnberry countdown begins

on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:39

We can confirm a star-studded line up for our annual event in Turnberry running on 19-20 June. 

Henderson hires ex-Thames River partner as EM debt head

by Chris Sloley on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:10

Mark Drew joins forces with Citywire A-rated Stephen Thariyan at Henderson.

Citywire AA-rated small cap star quits Standard Life Investments

by Chris Sloley on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:33

European equity manager Kenneth Nicholson has brought the curtain down on a 13-year career with the firm.

Aviva hires Friends Life CIO for new investment role in Munro's team

by Eleanor Lawrie on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:19

As director of client solutions Mark Versey wil play a key role in delivering Aviva Investors' chief executive Euan Munro strategy for the firm.  

Five reasons why buying wealth firms may be too consensual

by Robert St George on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:48

Has buying stock in the listed wealth managers become too crowded a trade?

Who won & lost in a dramatic year for UK All Companies funds

by Robert St George on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:35

Citywire Discovery reveals the winners and losers after a year of big change in the UK All Companies sector, which saw one of its stars, Richard Buxton, change jobs.

Ravenscroft acts to clarify fund of fund’s bond exposure

by Robert St George on Apr 09, 2014 at 12:23

Ravenscroft Stockbroking & Investment Management is seeking investors’ permission to amend its Huntress Global Growth fund of funds to clarify its bond exposure.

JOHCM's Beagles and Lowen: UK political risk is growing

by Chris Sloley on Apr 09, 2014 at 10:02

Citywire AA-rated managers James Lowen and Clive Beagles believe ‘anti-capitalist’ rhetoric is a major concern a year out from a general election.

Absolute return: an insight into the top investors' minds

by Robert St George on Apr 03, 2014 at 11:43

Data from Citywire Discovery suggest that investors in the Mixed Assets - Absolute Return sector prefer known entities to top performers.

AAA-rated Hideo Shiozumi: Japan isn’t even halfway through its bull market

by Robert St George on Apr 03, 2014 at 07:20

Hideo Shiozumi, the Citywire AAA-rated manager of the £248 million Legg Mason Japan Equity fund, has claimed that Japan is only in the second year of a four-year bull market.

Have buy lists killed trust discount plays?

by Robert St George on Apr 02, 2014 at 13:07

Buy lists risk preventing wealth managers from acting opportunistically on trust discounts.

Love to hate: top managers' favourite unloved dividend stocks

by Eleanor Lawrie on Apr 02, 2014 at 10:34

Where are leading managers finding the balance between risk and yield?

Alex Wright slashes Phoenix Group stake

by David Campbell on Apr 02, 2014 at 07:30

Fidelity’s Citywire AA-rated UK equity star Alex Wright has cut his holding in beleaguered Phoenix Group

Montanaro cuts trust fees & gives Oeic UK equity income makeover

by Robert St George on Apr 01, 2014 at 11:48

Montanaro has reduced the charges on its European Smaller Companies trust, and also repositioned its open-ended Equity Income fund to focus on the UK.

Schroders reduces fees on A-rated Rose's Japan trust

by Robert St George on Apr 01, 2014 at 11:32

Schroders has cut its management fees on Citywire A-rated Andrew Rose's £183 million Japan Growth investment trust.

Mark Barnett's Invesco Perpetual High Income fund to switch sectors

by Robert St George on Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50

Citywire AAA-rated Mark Barnett will see his High Income fund move from the IMA Equity Income sector into the IMA UK All Companies sector on 31 March.  

Why experience is no guarantee of bond success

by Robert St George on Mar 28, 2014 at 12:14

Data from Citywire Discovery reveal no link between a bond manager's experience and either long or short-term performance.

Invesco Perpetual hires former SocGen CIO for Barnett’s team

by Robert St George on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:48

John Richards has been recruited by Invesco Perpetual as its UK equities product director.

BNY Mellon soft-closes two star absolute return funds

by Robert St George on Mar 26, 2014 at 15:04

BNY Mellon has confirmed that it is to restrict flows into its Absolute Insight Equity Market Neutral and BNY Mellon Absolute Return Equity funds.

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