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Michael Clark

Michael Clark

About Michael Clark

Michael Clark has been working in investment management for well over two decades. An economics graduate from Cambridge University, he started out working as an analyst for Morgan Grenfell in 1986. After a two year stint he joined Enskilda where he worked until 1994 before joining JP Morgan. He then joined Fidelity International in 2002 where he runs the Fidelity Income Plus and Enhanced Income funds.

Are you Michael Clark?

Citywire Rating: A rated

2010

  • JRated A in Jul 2010
  • ANot rated in Aug 2010
  • SNot rated in Sep 2010
  • ONot rated in Oct 2010
  • NNot rated in Nov 2010
  • DNot rated in Dec 2010

2011

  • JNot rated in Jan 2011
  • FNot rated in Feb 2011
  • MNot rated in Mar 2011
  • ANot rated in Apr 2011
  • MNot rated in May 2011
  • JNot rated in Jun 2011
  • JNot rated in Jul 2011
  • ANot rated in Aug 2011
  • SRated A in Sep 2011
  • ORated A in Oct 2011
  • NRated A in Nov 2011
  • DNot rated in Dec 2011

2012

  • JNot rated in Jan 2012
  • FNot rated in Feb 2012
  • MNot rated in Mar 2012
  • ANot rated in Apr 2012
  • MNot rated in May 2012
  • JRated A in Jun 2012
  • JRated A in Jul 2012
  • ARated A in Aug 2012
  • SRated A in Sep 2012
  • ORated A in Oct 2012
  • NRated A in Nov 2012
  • DRated A in Dec 2012

2013

  • JRated A in Jan 2013
  • FRated A in Feb 2013
  • MRated A in Mar 2013
  • ARated A in Apr 2013
  • MRated AA in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated AA in Feb 2014
  • MRated AA in Mar 2014
  • ARated AA in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated A in Jun 2014
  • JRated AA in Jul 2014
  • ARated A in Aug 2014
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated A in Nov 2014
  • DRated A in Dec 2014

Performance

over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 2.5% 2.7% 0.3%
2013 13.1% 9.3% -0.9% 1.9% 2.5%
2012 8.5% 2.2% 1.9% 3.7% 0.5%
2011 9.3% 1.3% 3.1% -0.7% 5.4%
2010 8.8% 2.7% -3.0% 7.1% 1.9%

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Clark, Smith-Maxwell and Harris prepare for deflation

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Banks will struggle to pay income in future, says Fidelity's Clark

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