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Nicholas Purves

Nicholas Purves

About Nicholas Purves

Nicholas Purves describes his value-based investment style as ‘fundamentalist’. Appropriately for a geology graduate from Bristol University, Purves says he adopts a ‘bottom-up’ strategy on his funds, searching for investment opportunities wherever they occur. This contrasts with other managers who employ the ‘top-down’ technique of identifying attractive business sectors before selecting the best stocks in those areas. Purves started out at Schroders as an analyst before moving over to the fund management team. He currently works at RWC basing his investments on a strategy that seeks companies that are undervalued by the market despite having a strong franchise and a healthy balance sheet. Born in Cambridge in 1967, Purves is also a qualified chartered accountant.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated

2002

  • SRated AA in Sep 2002
  • ORated AA 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 AAA in Dec 2003

2004

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

2005

  • JRated A in Jan 2005
  • FRated A in Feb 2005
  • MNot rated in Mar 2005
  • ANot rated in Apr 2005
  • MRated A in May 2005
  • JNot rated in Jun 2005
  • JNot rated in Jul 2005
  • ANot rated in Aug 2005
  • SRated A in Sep 2005
  • ONot rated in Oct 2005
  • NNot rated in Nov 2005
  • DNot rated in Dec 2005

2006

  • JRated A in Jan 2006
  • FNot rated in Feb 2006
  • MRated A in Mar 2006
  • ARated A in Apr 2006
  • MNot rated in May 2006
  • JNot rated in Jun 2006
  • JNot rated in Jul 2006
  • ANot rated in Aug 2006
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2007

  • JNot rated in Jan 2007
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  • ANot rated in Apr 2007
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  • SNot rated in Sep 2007
  • ORated A in Oct 2007
  • NNot rated in Nov 2007
  • DNot rated in Dec 2007

2008

  • JNot rated in Jan 2008
  • FRated A in Feb 2008
  • MRated A in Mar 2008
  • ANot rated in Apr 2008
  • MNot rated in May 2008
  • JNot rated in Jun 2008
  • JNot rated in Jul 2008
  • ARated A in Aug 2008
  • SRated A in Sep 2008
  • ORated A in Oct 2008
  • NNot rated in Nov 2008
  • DNot rated in Dec 2008

2009

  • JRated A in Jan 2009
  • FRated AA in Feb 2009
  • MRated A in Mar 2009
  • ARated AA in Apr 2009
  • MRated AAA in May 2009
  • JRated AA 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 AA in Dec 2009

2010

  • JRated AA in Jan 2010
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2010
  • MRated AA in Mar 2010
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2010
  • MRated AAA in May 2010
  • JNot rated in Jun 2010
  • JNot rated in Jul 2010
  • ANot rated in Aug 2010
  • SNot rated in Sep 2010
  • ONot rated in Oct 2010
  • NRated AA in Nov 2010
  • DRated AA in Dec 2010

2011

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

2012

  • JNot rated in Jan 2012
  • FNot rated in Feb 2012
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  • ANot rated in Apr 2012
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2013

  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
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2014

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  • SNot rated in Sep 2014

Performance

over : 31/08/2011 - 31/08/2014
Manager Return
13 Mark Whitehead 44.8%
14 Stuart Rhodes 44.3%
15 Nicholas Purves 42.9%
15 Ian Lance 42.9%
17 Alan Porter 41.4%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 5.7% 3.2% 1.6% 0.9%
2013 19.1% 10.3% 1.0% 2.7% 4.0%
2012 9.1% 4.7% 2.0% 3.2% -1.0%
2011 -1.8% 1.6% 2.9% -11.0% 5.6%
2010 -3.6% -3.6%

Related News

Ian Lance takes cash to 30% and warns HY correction not over

Equity income team turn cautious due to a dearth of valuation opportunities and a continuing shakeout of carry trade securities.

RWC launches global enhanced dividend fund for Lance and Purves

RWC is launching the RWC Global Enhanced Dividend fund for its equity income team.

Schroder Income

Mannix to head RWC as Harrison joins Schroders as equity head

(Update) Dan Mannix will take over as CEO at the boutique at the end of this month, as Peter Harrison, current holder of the position, becomes head of global equities at Schroders.    

Lance and Purves: Don't just assume bonds are less risky than equities

RWC Partners’ Ian Lance and Nick Purves urge wealth managers to consider three questions before following the consensus view that bonds are less risky than equities.

RWC launches global value fund for Purves and Lance

RWC Partners has launched a global value fund for Ian Lance and Nick Purves, the managers of the firm’s Income Opportunities fund.

Undervalued UK equities offer hedge against falling dividends

Despite a difficult period after the credit crunch, UK equity income funds have remained among the industry’s most popular sector.

Matt Goodburn: Is it time to twist on Schroder Income?

Eyebrows were raised when Nick Purves and Ian Lance dramatically quit Schroders to join boutique RWC Partners last May and with recent short term underperformance, Citywire looks at whether a change in investment approach has caused it.

RWC Partners launches 30-stock UK fund for John Innes

The boutique has added to its UK equity range with the launch of a high conviction fund.  

Purves and Lance: Judge companies on cash flow and divis, not earnings

The RWC Equity Income managers warn investors that relying on earings alone as a valuation metric is dangerous

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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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