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Glossary

  • Fund

    A way for individual investors to pool their money together, allowing them to invest in assets that would otherwise be unobtainable

  • Fund manager

    The person who decides where the fund's money should be invested. As such, finding a talented manager (such as those with a Citywire rating) is of paramount importance

  • Sector

    Funds are grouped together into sectors, allowing fund managers to be judged against their benchmarks and peer group. Each sector has rules about what assets funds are allowed to invest in

  • Assets

    A generic term meaning 'what you own'. If you can buy it, it's an asset. In the world of investments the most common assets are shares, bonds, property and cash.

  • Asset class

    A group of assets with similar properties. For example, while shares will rise or fall in price individually, economic factors can affect all shares similarly. The same economic factors might affect bonds very differently – so shares and bonds are separate asset classes.

  • Asset allocation

    The process of deciding which asset classes to invest in. Successful asset allocation is often more important than selecting individual assets (for example deciding whether to invest mainly in shares, rather than which shares to invest in). Since most fund managers are tied to their sector rules, you need to either do your own asset allocation or buy a managed fund.

  • Benchmark

    A measure of how different areas of the markets are performing, against which funds can be compared. For example, a fund in the UK All Companies sector might be compared against the FTSE All-Share index of every company traded on the London Stock Exchange. A good fund manager will be able to beat the benchmark most of the time, but very few can.

  • Securities

    A contract representing something of financial value. Shares and bonds are the most common types of securities.

  • Managed funds

    Unlike most funds, which are restricted to investing in particular markets by the rules of their sector, managed funds can invest in just about anything. While they can have subtly different objectives, they are split into 'Active Managed', where the manager is given free reign; 'Balanced Managed', where the manager can invest a maximum of 85% in shares to reduce risk; and 'Cautious Managed' with a 60% maximum in shares.

  • Shares

    A share in a company represents part ownership of its assets (e.g. its buildings, intellectual property and so on) and its future income (paid out as dividends). The value of a share depends largely on other investors' expectations of the company's future growth and income.

  • Bonds

    Companies can issue bonds as a way of raising money. When you buy a bond, the company is agreeing to pay you a fixed income (hence the alternative name 'fixed income securities') for a certain time period, after which your money is repaid. If investors suspect a company may be unable to repay, they will demand a higher income or 'yield' - hence 'high yield bonds'.

  • Risk

    The possibility that your investment objectives won't be met. The most obvious variety is 'capital risk' – the possibility that you won't get your money back – but there are many other forms such as currency risk, income risk, inflation risk (that your investments won't keep pace with the cost of living) and so on. To get better returns, you must accept more risk – this is a law of physics in investing, no matter what the people who advertise funds like to claim. Understanding your own risk tolerance is crucial.

  • Return

    A measure of how your investments have performed, relative to your initial investment. For example if you invest £1,000 in a fund, and a year later your investment is worth £1,100, you've made a 10% return.

  • Maximum loss

    Otherwise known as maximum 'drawdown', this is a measure of how much you would lose if you bought an investment at its most expensive and sold at its cheapest (which, owing to the frailties of human psychology, often happens). For example if a fund was worth £1 a unit at one point but then fell to 50p – regardless of what happened in the meantime – the fund's loss would be 50%. Comparing the maximum loss for different managers over a given period is a good way of seeing who's doing the best job of safeguarding investors' money.

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Henry Dixon

Henry Dixon

  • Currently running 3 funds
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  • Current rating:
    Citywire AAA

Henry Dixon is a portfolio manager on the UK Equities team at GLG, having joined in October 2013. Prior to joining GLG, Henry was a portfolio manager and founder of Matterley where he ran their flagship Undervalued Assets Fund. Prior to that he worked at New Star where he Managed the British Lion Portfolio, and The Family Charities Ethical Trust. He also co-managed the New Star Equity Income Fund (c GBP 300m) and assisted managing the Institutional Fund (c GBP 1bn). Henry has over eleven years’ experience in equity investment management and is a CFA Charterholder.

Fund Group

Man

Total returns in each sector over

  • Equity - UK (All Companies)

    56.4%Average manager 33.8%

    Equity - UK (All Companies)

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    56.4%

Henry Dixon has managed funds in the below sectors for less than 3 years

  • Equity - UK Equity Income

    3 months0.9%Average manager 0.9%

    Equity - UK Equity Income

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    0.9%

Fund Manager's Citywire Ratings History

  • Rated AA in Mar 2011Mar 2011
  • Rated AA in Apr 2011
  • Rated AA in May 2011
  • Rated AA in Jun 2011
  • Rated AA in Jul 2011
  • Rated AA in Aug 2011
  • Rated A in Sep 2011
  • Rated A in Oct 2011
  • Rated AA in Nov 2011
  • Rated AA in Dec 2011
  • Rated AA in Jan 20122012
  • Rated AA in Feb 2012
  • Rated AAA in Mar 2012
  • Rated AAA in Apr 2012
  • Rated AA in May 2012
  • Rated AA in Jun 2012
  • Rated A in Jul 2012
  • Rated A in Aug 2012
  • Rated A in Sep 2012
  • Rated A in Oct 2012
  • Rated A in Nov 2012
  • Rated AA in Dec 2012
  • Rated AAA in Jan 20132013
  • Rated AAA in Feb 2013
  • Rated AAA in Mar 2013
  • Rated AAA in Apr 2013
  • Rated AA in May 2013
  • Rated AA in Jun 2013
  • Rated AA in Jul 2013
  • Rated AA in Aug 2013
  • Rated AAA in Sep 2013
  • Rated AAA in Oct 2013
  • Rated AAA in Nov 2013
  • Rated AAA in Dec 2013
  • Rated AAA in Jan 20142014
  • Rated AAA in Feb 2014
  • Rated AAA in Mar 2014
  • Rated AAA in Apr 2014
  • Rated AAA in May 2014
  • Rated AAA in Jun 2014
  • Rated AAA in Jul 2014
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Fund Manager's Citywire Ratings History

  • Rated AA in Mar 2011Mar 2011
  • Rated AA in Apr 2011
  • Rated AA in May 2011
  • Rated AA in Jun 2011
  • Rated AA in Jul 2011
  • Rated AA in Aug 2011
  • Rated A in Sep 2011
  • Rated A in Oct 2011
  • Rated AA in Nov 2011
  • Rated AA in Dec 2011
  • Rated AA in Jan 20122012
  • Rated AA in Feb 2012
  • Rated AAA in Mar 2012
  • Rated AAA in Apr 2012
  • Rated AA in May 2012
  • Rated AA in Jun 2012
  • Rated A in Jul 2012
  • Rated A in Aug 2012
  • Rated A in Sep 2012
  • Rated A in Oct 2012
  • Rated A in Nov 2012
  • Rated AA in Dec 2012
  • Rated AAA in Jan 20132013
  • Rated AAA in Feb 2013
  • Rated AAA in Mar 2013
  • Rated AAA in Apr 2013
  • Rated AA in May 2013
  • Rated AA in Jun 2013
  • Rated AA in Jul 2013
  • Rated AA in Aug 2013
  • Rated AAA in Sep 2013
  • Rated AAA in Oct 2013
  • Rated AAA in Nov 2013
  • Rated AAA in Dec 2013
  • Rated AAA in Jan 20142014
  • Rated AAA in Feb 2014
  • Rated AAA in Mar 2014
  • Rated AAA in Apr 2014
  • Rated AAA in May 2014
  • Rated AAA in Jun 2014
  • Rated AAA in Jul 2014
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