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Nigel Bolton

Nigel Bolton

About Nigel Bolton

Nigel Bolton is managing director and head of the European equity style diversified team at BlackRock, and is responsible for the European equity team investment process and business development. He has overall responsibility for all European accounts and is directly responsible for the BGF European and European Focus portfolios. Bolton joined BlackRock in 2008 from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), where he was a director and head of European equities. Prior to joining SWIP in 2004, he was with WP Stewart (Europe) Ltd., as head of European investments. From 1992 to 2003, Bolton was with Citigroup Global Asset Management, where he was a managing director and head of European equities. Previously, he was with Abbey Life Investment Services from 1989 to 1992. He began his career as an investment analyst with BSW in 1985. Bolton earned a BA degree with honours in economics from the University of Nottingham in 1985.

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Funds Managed
  1. BGF European A4RF GBP

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Equity - Europe
over : 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2015
Rank 58/78 Equity - Europe
Manager Return
56 James Rutherford 5.3%
57 Philippe Lecoq 5.3%
58 Zehrid Osmani 4.9%
58 Nigel Bolton 4.9%
60 Richard Halle 4.9%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 9.8%
2014 -4.0% 1.9% -4.2% -3.7% 2.1%
2013 24.6% 10.4% 0.8% 6.3% 5.4%
2012 17.3% 10.5% -5.5% 6.1% 5.9%
2011 -13.0% 3.3% 1.8% -21.7% 5.6%
2010 5.8%

Related News

BlackRock stands by Nigel Bolton amid insider dealing allegations

The asset manager has backed its head of European equities Nigel Bolton after Italian regulator Consob launched legal proceedings against him for alleged insider trading.

BlackRock's Bolton: eurozone break up threat is over

BlackRock's head of European equities Nigel Bolton thinks politicans and the ECB handled the Cyprus debacle very poorly but that the danger of a eurozone break up has probably passed.

BlackRock promotes Bolton to CIO & restructures bond desk

European equity head Nigel Bolton becomes CIO for the EMEA and Asia regions within the firm’s Alpha Strategies group, while fixed income head Peter Fisher takes up a new role at the asset manager.   

Nigel Bolton: the euro needs a political not economic solution

Blackrock's Nigel Bolton talks about the consequences and solutions of the Greek crisis, and how macroeconomic factors were influencing his two European funds.

AA-rated Bolton expects divided Europe

AA-rated Nigel Bolton of BlackRock expects a two tier recovery in Europe, with stock picking coming to the fore.

Doll gives up US fund as BlackRock rings fund manager changes

BlackRock has made fund manager changes on its US Growth, European Corporate Bond and European Equity funds, with Bob Doll and Nigel Bolton stepping aside.

BlackRock's Bolton: November was bottom for equities

BlackRock's Nigel Bolton thinks that the record fall in earnings momentum seen in November will be looked back on as the bottom of the market. In addition, he expects 'core' Europe to outperform the US in the coming years.

BlackRock to launch European absolute return fund

Citywire can reveal BlackRock is to launch a European version of Mark Lyttleton's successful UK Absolute Alpha fund for former Swip man Vincent Devlin (pictured)

The 1 in 3 fund managers who beat the crunch

Which fund managers have beaten the credit crunch? Only a third of fund managers have managed to deliver positive returns since the start of the credit crisis, exclusive Citywire research on the performance of investment funds shows.

Asia Pacific funds shine in 2007 but property funds have a year to forget

Investors who took a punt on Asia Pacific funds and stayed clear of property took home some spectacular returns in 2007.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.