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Citywire Rated Fund Managers

Our guide to the best fund managers

Citywire is the only firm to exclusively rate fund 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.

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Articles featuring Citywire-rated fund managers

Weak pound continues to drive dividend bonanza

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 24, 2017 at 14:37

Income investors have struck gold this year as the lowly pound boosts the value of overseas income for UK companies. Don't expect the big increases to last, however.

Income: dividend cover dives into dangerous waters

by Rob Griffin on Sep 12, 2017 at 09:59

Company profits are down but dividends to shareholders are up. The result? A further worrying decline in dividend cover for income investors.

Hargreaves: the winners & losers on ‘Wealth 150’

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 24, 2017 at 07:50

Hargreaves Lansdown analyses record of its influential 'best buy' fund list and reveals where its recommendations have done best and worst.

Woodford 'hugely disappointed' as Provident crashes

by Daniel Grote on Aug 22, 2017 at 15:18

Neil Woodford says Provident Financial will 'get back on track' as shares crash on FCA investigation, scrapping of dividend and departure of boss.

Cape shares soar 46% on French bid

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 07, 2017 at 11:28

Oil services specialist accepts £332 million cash bid from Altrad Investment Authority, the latest example of overseas bidder exploiting weak pound.

Small cap star Giles Hargreave's firm sells to Canada's Canaccord

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 06, 2017 at 08:47

Hargreave Hale, home to legendary smaller company investor Giles Hargreave, has been bought by Canaccord Genuity for £80 million.

Top Europe fund sticks with Google after record fine

by Danielle Levy on Jul 06, 2017 at 07:54

Star fund manager Richard Pease keeps Crux European Special Situations fund in Google and Aurelius, a German turnaround specialist under attack from short sellers.

Income Wharrier leaves BlackRock for Troy

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 05, 2017 at 12:58

Troy Asset Management beefs up equity income team by poaching BlackRock's Mark Wharrier to be assistant manager on its popular Trojan Income fund.

10 fund managers consistently beating the competition

by Frank Talbot on Jun 21, 2017 at 07:42

We explore the Citywire database to highlight the 10 fund managers that consistently leave their rivals in the shade.  

Neptune China manager Turnbull exits

by Joshua Thurston on May 24, 2017 at 07:14

Neptune Investment Management gives Ewan Thompson reins of its China fund after departure of Douglas Turnbull.

Burford Capital raises £175m in sell-out bond

by Gavin Lumsden on May 22, 2017 at 08:08

Litigation finance firm backed by fund managers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett closes 5% bond offer after just a week.

Burford Capital offers 5% bond to fight more legal cases

by Gavin Lumsden on May 12, 2017 at 09:44

Litigation finance provider liked by star fund managers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett launches third bond at retail investors.

Rich List: Terry Smith surges in post-Brexit boom

by Dylan Lobo on May 08, 2017 at 10:00

Star fund manager Terry Smith has jumped up the Sunday Times' Rich List during a post-Brexit boom for UK's super wealthy.

Rathbones’ Coombs: why I’m holding so much cash

by Selin Bucak on Apr 24, 2017 at 07:00

Citywire AAA-rated David Coombs, manager of the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio funds, is worried about inflation in the UK and Europe.

Bond star Bill Gross gets $81m in Pimco peace deal

by Alex Steger on Mar 28, 2017 at 07:00

US investment group Pimco and Bill Gross have settled their long-running legal battle with former star manager receiving £64 million.

Woodford Equity Income hits £10bn

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:49

Neil Woodford may have pipped arch rival Terry Smith in getting his flagship equity income fund over £10 billion in assets for the first time.

'Trump gap' led Fed to scale back rate rises, says Jupiter

by Dalvinder Kular on Mar 20, 2017 at 07:00

Jupiter bond veteran Ariel Bezalel says Federal Reserve not worried about US over heating as president unlikely to get policies passed.

JOHCM UK Opportunities' John Wood to retire

by Yoosof Farah, Danielle Levy on Mar 16, 2017 at 07:57

Manager of JO Hambro Capital Management’s flagship UK Opportunities fund announces end of his 26-year investment career.

Hugh Yarrow: what a relief 'Kraftilever' deal was axed

by Yoosof Farah on Mar 02, 2017 at 06:57

Citywire AAA-rated manager pleased Unilever was saved for income investors but looks forward to group becoming more efficient.

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