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Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford

About Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford remains one of the best known and best performing fund managers in the UK market today. His large bets in the more defensive tobacco and utilities sectors, coupled with his dislike for the banking sector cost him during the stockmarket’s rally in spring 2003. However, Woodford characteristically bounced back, quite in keeping with his emphasis on investing for the long term, regardless of short-term sentiment. As head of investments at Invesco Perpetual Woodford controlled over £15 billion of assets, and spent 26 years at the company before leaving in 2014 to set up his own fund management firm, Woodford Investment Management LLP. He has a degree in economics from Exeter University and in 2013 was awarded a CBE for services to the economy.

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Citywire Rating: AA rated

2002

  • SRated AAA in Sep 2002
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2002
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2002
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2002

2003

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2003
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2003
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2003
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2003
  • MRated AAA in May 2003
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2003
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2003
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2003
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2003
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2003
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2003
  • DRated AA in Dec 2003

2004

  • JRated AA in Jan 2004
  • FRated AA in Feb 2004
  • MRated A in Mar 2004
  • ARated A in Apr 2004
  • MRated A in May 2004
  • JRated A in Jun 2004
  • JRated A in Jul 2004
  • ARated A in Aug 2004
  • SRated A in Sep 2004
  • ORated AA in Oct 2004
  • NRated AA in Nov 2004
  • DRated A 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 AAA in Jul 2005
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2005
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2005
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2005
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2005
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2005

2006

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2006
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2006
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2006
  • ARated AAA 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 AAA in Jul 2007
  • ARated AA in Aug 2007
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2007
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2007
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2007
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2007

2008

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

2009

  • JRated AA in Jan 2009
  • FRated AA in Feb 2009
  • MRated A in Mar 2009
  • ARated A in Apr 2009
  • MRated A in May 2009
  • JRated A in Jun 2009
  • JRated A in Jul 2009
  • ARated A in Aug 2009
  • SNot rated in Sep 2009
  • ONot rated in Oct 2009
  • NRated A 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
  • JRated A in Jul 2010
  • ARated A in Aug 2010
  • SNot rated in Sep 2010
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  • NNot rated in Nov 2010
  • DNot rated in Dec 2010

2011

  • JNot rated in Jan 2011
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  • 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
  • JRated A in Jul 2012
  • ARated A in Aug 2012
  • SRated A in Sep 2012
  • ORated A in Oct 2012
  • NNot rated in Nov 2012
  • DRated A in Dec 2012

2013

  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
  • FNot rated in Feb 2013
  • MNot rated in Mar 2013
  • ARated A in Apr 2013
  • MNot rated in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ANot rated in Aug 2013
  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

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

Performance

Equity - UK Equity Income
over : 31/10/2011 - 31/10/2014
Manager Return
27 Hugh Yarrow 50.7%
28 Carl Stick 49.7%
29 Neil Woodford 48.5%
30 Chris Watt 48.1%
31 Julian Chillingworth 46.8%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 7.8% 2.8% 3.0% 2.3% -0.5%
2013 26.5% 14.6% 1.6% 3.7% 4.8%
2012 7.6% 4.1% 0.0% 4.2% -0.8%
2011 8.0% 1.3% 4.0% -4.2% 6.9%
2010 10.9% 3.8% -4.8% 8.3% 3.6%
2009 4.6% 4.6%

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Woodford pours £2 million into private toilet firm

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Hargreaves Wealth 150 shrinks to historic low on star shortage

'There is no shortage of funds available to UK investors, just a shortage of good ones,' says Hargreaves.

Serco shares crash after warning; Tesco lights up FTSE

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Woodford buys four unquoted stocks

Unquoted stocks now account for more than 5% of the fund.

Mansard Capital launches multi-asset fund

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Woodford dominates quarterly fund sales

Woodford Investment Management took in more than half as much assets as the funds from the next best-selling group with inflows of £1.15 billion in the third quarter.

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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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