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Ben Russon

Ben Russon

About Ben Russon

Born and raised in North Yorkshire, Ben Russon read Economics and Geography at Edinburgh graduating with a Master's degree in 1998 before joining Newton the following year. After nearly 14 years he joined Franklin Templeton in 2013 where he runs UK equity funds. When away from the office, Ben enjoys playing golf and running.

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Citywire Rating: AAA rated

2008

  • JRated AA in Jan 2008
  • FRated AA in Feb 2008
  • MRated AA in Mar 2008
  • ARated AA in Apr 2008
  • MRated A in May 2008
  • JRated A in Jun 2008
  • JRated A in Jul 2008
  • ARated AA in Aug 2008
  • SRated AA in Sep 2008
  • ORated AA in Oct 2008
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2008
  • DRated AA in Dec 2008

2009

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2009
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2009
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2009
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2009
  • MRated AAA in May 2009
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2009
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2009
  • ARated AA in Aug 2009
  • SRated A in Sep 2009
  • ORated A in Oct 2009
  • NRated A in Nov 2009
  • DRated A in Dec 2009

2010

  • JRated A in Jan 2010
  • FRated A in Feb 2010
  • MRated A in Mar 2010
  • ARated A in Apr 2010
  • MRated A in May 2010
  • JRated A in Jun 2010
  • JRated AA in Jul 2010
  • ARated A in Aug 2010
  • SRated A in Sep 2010
  • ORated A 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
  • SNot rated in Sep 2011
  • ONot rated in Oct 2011
  • NNot rated 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
  • JNot rated in Jun 2012
  • JNot rated in Jul 2012
  • ANot rated in Aug 2012
  • SNot rated in Sep 2012
  • ONot rated in Oct 2012
  • NNot rated in Nov 2012
  • DNot rated in Dec 2012

2013

  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
  • FNot rated in Feb 2013
  • MNot rated in Mar 2013
  • ANot rated in Apr 2013
  • MNot rated in May 2013
  • JNot rated in Jun 2013
  • JNot rated in Jul 2013
  • ANot rated in Aug 2013
  • SNot rated in Sep 2013
  • ONot rated in Oct 2013
  • NNot rated in Nov 2013
  • DRated AA in Dec 2013

2014

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

Performance

over : 30/10/2014 - 30/11/2014
Manager Return
81 Simon Murphy 3.2%
82 Yvan Staelens 3.2%
83 Ben Russon 3.2%
83 Colin Morton 3.2%
83 Mark Hall 3.2%

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 1.1% 0.9% -0.7%
2013 31.6% 12.8% 2.4% 4.7% 8.9%
2012 12.5% 5.6% -1.8% 6.5% 1.8%
2011 -4.5% -0.2% 1.9% -10.8% 5.3%
2010 15.0% 6.6% -7.9% 10.0% 6.5%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP)..
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