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Neil Edwards

Neil Edwards

About Neil Edwards

London born Neil Edwards studied Economics at Sheffield University in the late 70’s before beginning his investment career with Halifax Fund Management where he worked from 1986 to 2000. Neil joined the Nestle UK Pension Fund as UK equity fund manager in 2001, leaving to join Societe Generale Asset management in 2005 as a senior fund manager where, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he co-manages two of the firm's Japan focused retail funds alongside Stephen Harker. They describe their investment style as adopting a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Neil’s leisure centres around sport with an interest in both tennis and rugby.

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Citywire Rating: A rated

2008

  • JRated A in Jul 2008
  • ARated A in Aug 2008
  • SRated A in Sep 2008
  • ORated AA in Oct 2008
  • NRated A in Nov 2008
  • DRated A in Dec 2008

2009

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

2010

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2010
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2010
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2010
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2010
  • MRated AAA in May 2010
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2010
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2010
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2010
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2010
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2010
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2010
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2010

2011

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2011
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2011
  • MRated AA in Mar 2011
  • ARated AA in Apr 2011
  • MRated A in May 2011
  • JRated A in Jun 2011
  • JRated A in Jul 2011
  • ARated A in Aug 2011
  • SRated A in Sep 2011
  • ONot rated in Oct 2011
  • NRated A in Nov 2011
  • DRated A in Dec 2011

2012

  • JRated A in Jan 2012
  • FNot rated in Feb 2012
  • MRated A in Mar 2012
  • ARated A 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
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated Plus in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
  • MRated A in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated A in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SRated A in Sep 2014

Performance

Equity - Japan
over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014
Rank 20/61 Equity - Japan
Manager Return
18 Andrew Rose 4.6%
19 Tadao Minaguchi 4.5%
20 Jeffrey Atherton 4.5%
20 Stephen Harker 4.5%
20 Neil Edwards 4.5%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -0.3% -4.5% 4.3% 0.1%
2013 33.5% 21.8% 8.1% -0.3% 1.8%
2012 1.0% 10.7% -10.2% -6.9% 9.1%
2011 -15.7% -8.2% 0.5% -4.2% -4.7%
2010 26.8% 19.5% -7.2% -3.1% 18.0%
2009 -8.2% -2.0% -6.3%

Related News

GLG soft closes Harker's Japan funds on liquidity fears

With assets rising to $6.3 billion, GLG has opted to restrict inflows to £1m per day per client.

Performance review: why Vestra’s Lakshmanan has slashed equity exposure

Vestra Wealth head of investment solutions Meena Lakshmanan has slashed her equity exposure by 10%, rotating most of this into cash as she looks to lock in profits.

Performance review: SGPB Hambros’ Haynes recycles US profit into Europe

SocGen's Peter Haynes on taking profits on US positions and moving into Europe.

GLG's Harker: Japan could collapse on huge QE gamble

Veteran contrarian Stephen Harker says further easing is a 'huge gamble' which poses significant dangers to Japan's economy.

GLG Japan Core Alpha

GLG's Edwards: three charts on why you shouldn't panic over Japan plunge

Japan veteran Neil Edwards says 'buy on the dips' as the trend is still generally upwards.

GLG's Edwards: Japan needs a healthy correction

GLG Japan CoreAlpha's Neil Edwards says Japan's liquidity-driven equity rally has gone too far, too quickly.

GLG Japan's Edwards expecting tech turnaround

The firm's value investing trio were too early into high beta stocks but believe positive re-ratings are imminent.

Fund of the Week: GLG Japan CoreAlpha

After what has felt like an interminable period my pension is finally back in the black and Japan is leading the charge.

GLG closes Harker and Edwards' £160m Japan mandate

GLG has pulled the plug on the SGAM Japan Corealpha fund run Citywire AAA-rated duo Stephen Harker and Neil Edwards.  

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