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James Smith

James Smith

About James Smith

James Smith was born in the Scottish town of Paisley in 1957. He graduated in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and holds an MBA from the University of London. James is also an Associate of the CFA society of the UK and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. From 1985 to 1987, he worked at Schroders as an investment analyst and fund manager, before moving to Murray Johnstone, where he became vice president. Prior to joining Ignis, where he now heads up their global funds, James co-founded Blairlogie Capital and held the position of CIO for nine years. At Ignis, he exercises a contrarian value investment style, looking at a broad range of valuation statistics to reach a composite value score. His portfolio management approach applies a top-down methodology, as well as use of derivatives in emerging markets. James’ strategy performs best in periods of value, mean reversion and underperformance in the United States. Away from fund management duties, he enjoys rugby, football and cinema.

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Performance

Equity - Global Emerging Markets
over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 7.8% -4.1% 5.9% 6.1%
2013 -8.6% 0.5% -9.5% 2.3% -1.7%
2012 10.6% 10.0% -9.9% 6.9% 4.4%
2011 -19.9% 0.0% -1.1% -22.3% 4.3%
2010 17.5% 9.6% -11.9% 10.4% 10.3%
2009 9.6% 7.6% 1.9%

Related News

Ignis overhaul sees GEM relaunch and tech shutdown

Ignis has closed two funds, and relaunched its GEM offering under ex-Barings manager Mark Julio as part of a rationalisation. 

Premier's James Smith: Miliband's energy policy is doomed to failure

James Smith, manager of the Premier Global Power & Water fund, says with the UK a price taker in the world's energy markets, Ed Miliband can no more legislate prices than he can for a white Christmas. 

How James Smith has transformed Premier's Energy & Water Trust

After joining Premier from Utilico 10 months ago, Smith has narrowed significantly the trust's portfolio, by making changes to roughly 90% of its previous holdings and selling out of underperforming regions causing a drag on performance.

Ignis unveils value-orientated EM fund for James Smith

Ignis has unveiled an emerging markets fund for head of global funds James Smith which will focus on a value-rather than growth-strategy.

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