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David Coombs

David Coombs

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About David Coombs

David Coombs is the Head of Multi-Asset Investments at Rathbones Unit Trust Management, having joined the company in 2007. In this role, Coombs is responsible for a number of mixed asset funds, which he manages with a bottom-up and top-down investment style. Coombs adopts a forward-looking style to asset allocation, with a ‘go anywhere’ approach to asset selection. Coombs joined Rathbones from Baring Asset Management, where he spent 20 years in a number of positions. Outside of work, he enjoys rugby, music, cricket and history.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • 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


  • 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
  • DNot rated in Dec 2013


  • JNot rated in Jan 2014
  • FNot rated in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ANot rated in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JNot rated in Jun 2014
  • JNot rated in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NNot rated in Nov 2014
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2014


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2015
  • MNot rated in Mar 2015
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2015
  • MNot rated in May 2015
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2015
  • JRated A in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2015
  • NRated A in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015


  • JRated A in Jan 2016
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2016
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2016
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2016
  • MRated Plus in May 2016
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2016
  • JNot rated in Jul 2016
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2016
  • SNot rated in Sep 2016
  • ONot rated in Oct 2016


over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2016
Rank 283/370 Equity - Global
Manager Return
281 Jens Moestrup Rasmussen 30.1%
282 Charles Burbeck 30.0%
283 David Coombs 29.9%
284 Anu Narula 29.8%
285 Toby Vaughan 29.6%
285 Tom Caddick 29.6%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -1.3% 2.4% 10.1%
2015 4.6% 6.8% -2.0% -8.0% 8.6%
2014 6.8% 0.4% 1.4% 1.8% 3.2%
2013 12.2% 11.4% -4.4% 0.9% 4.5%
2012 12.2% 10.5% -6.4% 4.7% 3.6%
2011 1.7%

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Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.