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Leon Howard-Spink

Leon Howard-Spink

About Leon Howard-Spink

European specialist Leon Howard-Spink started his career with Jupiter in 1997 as a trainee fund manager and joined the European team a year later. He took control of his first fund in January 1999 and acquired the Jupiter European Special Situations fund in April 2001. Howard-Spink moved to Schroders in December 2005 and currently takes charge of the Schroder European Alpha Plus and Schroder ISF European Special Situations funds. Born in London in July 1973, Howard-Spink earned an MA in Politics from Edinburgh University.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated

2003

  • NRated A in Nov 2003
  • DRated A in Dec 2003

2004

  • JRated A in Jan 2004
  • FRated A in Feb 2004
  • MRated A in Mar 2004
  • ARated A in Apr 2004
  • MRated AA in May 2004
  • JRated A in Jun 2004
  • JRated AA in Jul 2004
  • ARated AA in Aug 2004
  • SRated AA in Sep 2004
  • ORated A in Oct 2004
  • NRated AA in Nov 2004
  • DRated AA in Dec 2004

2005

  • JRated AA in Jan 2005
  • FRated AA in Feb 2005
  • MRated AA in Mar 2005
  • ARated AA in Apr 2005
  • MRated AA in May 2005
  • JRated AA in Jun 2005
  • JRated AA in Jul 2005
  • ANot rated in Aug 2005
  • SNot rated in Sep 2005
  • ONot rated in Oct 2005
  • NNot rated in Nov 2005
  • DNot rated in Dec 2005

2006

  • JRated AA in Jan 2006
  • FRated AA in Feb 2006
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2006
  • ARated AA in Apr 2006
  • MRated AAA in May 2006
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2006
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2006
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2006
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2006
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2006
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2006
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2006

2007

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2007
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2007
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2007
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2007
  • MRated AAA in May 2007
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2007
  • JRated AA in Jul 2007
  • ARated AA in Aug 2007
  • SRated AA in Sep 2007
  • ORated A in Oct 2007
  • NRated AA in Nov 2007
  • DRated A in Dec 2007

2008

  • JRated A in Jan 2008
  • FRated A in Feb 2008
  • MRated A in Mar 2008
  • ANot rated in Apr 2008
  • MNot rated in May 2008
  • JRated A in Jun 2008
  • JRated A in Jul 2008
  • ANot rated in Aug 2008
  • SRated A in Sep 2008
  • ORated A in Oct 2008
  • NRated A in Nov 2008
  • DRated A in Dec 2008

2009

  • JRated A in Jan 2009
  • FRated A in Feb 2009
  • MRated A in Mar 2009
  • ANot rated in Apr 2009
  • MNot rated in May 2009
  • JNot rated in Jun 2009
  • JNot rated in Jul 2009
  • ANot rated in Aug 2009
  • SNot rated in Sep 2009
  • ONot rated in Oct 2009
  • NNot rated in Nov 2009
  • DNot rated in Dec 2009

2010

  • JNot rated in Jan 2010
  • FNot rated in Feb 2010
  • MNot rated in Mar 2010
  • ANot rated in Apr 2010
  • MNot rated in May 2010
  • JNot rated in Jun 2010
  • JNot rated in Jul 2010
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  • NNot rated in Nov 2010
  • DRated A in Dec 2010

2011

  • JRated A 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
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  • 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
  • MRated A in May 2012
  • JRated A in Jun 2012
  • JNot rated 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
  • MNot rated in May 2013
  • JNot rated in Jun 2013
  • JNot rated in Jul 2013
  • ANot rated in Aug 2013
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ONot rated in Oct 2013
  • NNot rated in Nov 2013
  • DNot rated in Dec 2013

2014

  • JNot rated in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MNot rated in Mar 2014
  • ANot rated in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JNot rated in Jun 2014
  • JNot rated in Jul 2014
  • ANot rated in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NNot rated in Nov 2014
  • DNot rated in Dec 2014

Performance

Equity - Europe
over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014
Rank 65/81 Equity - Europe
Manager Return
63 Angus Parker 1.3%
64 Niall Gallagher 1.1%
65 Leon Howard-Spink 1.0%
66 Hugh Cuthbert 1.0%
66 Neil Veitch 1.0%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -1.3% -4.2% -1.4%
2013 19.2% 12.1% -1.6% 3.5% 4.4%

Related News

Schroders to overhaul European Alpha Plus mandate

Schroders is proposing a revamp of the investment objective and policy of the £489 million Schroder European Alpha Plus fund, managed by James Sym.

Sym to 'totally revamp' Howard-Spink's Schroder European fund

Sym plans to move the portfolio away from high quality stocks when he assumes control of the £1 billion fund from Leon Howard Spink at the start of June.  

Schroders hands Howard-Spink’s £1bn fund to Sym

Leon Howard-Spink will relinquish management of the Schroder European Alpha Plus fund from 1 June.

Wealth Manager: How RC Brown's discretionary heads took a pension manager into private clients

Talented and experienced though they are, Alan Beaney and Glenn Meyer make an unlikely dynamic duo. Before being recruited RC Brown's private client service both considered retirement.

Howard-Spink: Europe's finances better placed than US

Schroder European Alpha Plus manager Leon Howard-Spink believes the incessant negative newsflow from Europe masks the fact that that corporate fundamentals are still attractive.

Three-Year Review: Song remains the same for Howard-Spink

Since leaving Jupiter for Schroders three years ago, former Citywire Funds Insider cover star Leon Howard-Spink has continued to produce results.

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