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Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford

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About Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford remains one of the best known and best performing fund managers in the UK market today. His large bets in the more defensive tobacco and utilities sectors, coupled with his dislike for the banking sector cost him during the stockmarket’s rally in spring 2003. However, Woodford characteristically bounced back, quite in keeping with his emphasis on investing for the long term, regardless of short-term sentiment. As head of investments at Invesco Perpetual Woodford controlled over £15 billion of assets, and spent 26 years at the company before leaving in 2014 to set up his own fund management firm, Woodford Investment Management LLP. He has a degree in economics from Exeter University and in 2013 was awarded a CBE for services to the economy.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated

2002

  • SRated AAA in Sep 2002
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2002
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2002
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2002

2003

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2003
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  • MRated AAA in Mar 2003
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2003
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  • ARated AAA in Aug 2003
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2003
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  • NRated AAA in Nov 2003
  • DRated AA in Dec 2003

2004

  • JRated AA in Jan 2004
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  • MRated A in Mar 2004
  • ARated A in Apr 2004
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  • JRated A in Jun 2004
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  • ARated A in Aug 2004
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  • ORated AA in Oct 2004
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  • DRated A in Dec 2004

2005

  • JRated AA in Jan 2005
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2006

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2007

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2007
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2008

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2009

  • JRated AA in Jan 2009
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  • MRated A in Mar 2009
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  • JRated A in Jun 2009
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  • ARated A in Aug 2009
  • SNot rated in Sep 2009
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  • NRated A in Nov 2009
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2010

  • JNot rated in Jan 2010
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  • JRated A in Jul 2010
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2011

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2012

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  • MRated A in May 2012
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  • SRated A in Sep 2012
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  • DRated A in Dec 2012

2013

  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
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  • ARated A in Apr 2013
  • MNot rated in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ANot rated in Aug 2013
  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated A in Feb 2014
  • MRated A in Mar 2014
  • ARated A in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JRated A in Jun 2014
  • JRated A in Jul 2014
  • ARated A in Aug 2014
  • SRated A in Sep 2014
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  • NRated AA in Nov 2014
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2015

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2016

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2016
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2017

  • JRated A in Jan 2017
  • FRated A in Feb 2017
  • MRated A in Mar 2017
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2017
  • MRated A in May 2017
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2017
  • JRated A in Jul 2017
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2017
  • SNot rated in Sep 2017
  • ONot rated in Oct 2017
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  • DNot rated in Dec 2017

2018

  • JNot rated in Jan 2018

Performance

over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017
Manager Return
99 Alan Dobbie 4.0%
100 Jonathan Barber 3.5%
101 Simon Holman 2.7%
102 Neil Woodford 1.2%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 1.2% 4.4% 2.8% -4.7% -1.0%
2016 1.8% -4.2% -0.5% 8.3% -1.5%
2015 12.4% 7.6% -0.9% -1.2% 6.8%
2014 11.8% 2.8% 3.0% 2.3% 3.2%
2013 26.5% 14.6% 1.6% 3.7% 4.8%

Related News

Burford Capital eyes bond launch to support legal boom

Legal financier backed by fund managers Mark Barnett and Neil Woodford considers issuing another retail bond to support its rapid growth.

Woodford and Barnett-backed legal fund drops after reshuffle

Investors take profits in Burford Capital after legal finance hot stock – a rare bright spot in funds of Mark Barnett and Neil Woodford this year – surprises the market with management changes.

Ian Cowie: I’m patiently awaiting Woodford’s recovery

It has been a challenging year for two prominent investment trust managers – Neil Woodford and Sam Isaly – for very different reasons. Ian Cowie explains why he continues to back both.

Mark Barnett: my trusts’ dividends pay you to wait

Manager of Perpetual Income & Growth and Edinburgh investment trusts answers your questions about their recent performance and future prospects.

Woodford backs Prothena after hedgie attack

Neil Woodford has publicly backed US biotech company that is the top holding in his Patient Capital trust, after it came under attack from short-sellers this month.

Mark Barnett: what questions would you like to ask him?

Invesco Perpetual income fund manager Mark Barnett is coming in for two video interviews next week. Here is your chance to suggest some questions.

Hedge fund attacks Woodford Patient's top holding

Hedge fund Kerrisdale launches short-selling attack on Prothena, the top holding in the Woodford Patient Capital investment trust.

Pension investors ‘insane’ to overlook private equity

'Every Sipp should have this stuff' says Pantheon manager as he makes the case for mass ownership of private equity.

Stifel upgrades Edinburgh after Barnett trust de-rates

Analysts at Stifel have turned ‘positive’ on Edinburgh as shares in Mark Barnett’s investment trust trail at their widest discount in five years.

Investment Trust Watch: Barnett and Woodford’s battle at the bottom

Shares in Edinburgh investment trust are looking 'cheap' after a difficult 12 months for manager Mark Barnett, like his predecessor Neil Woodford.

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