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Richard Plackett

Richard Plackett

About Richard Plackett

A graduate of Cambridge University, Richard Plackett launched his career in 1989 at 3i as a venture capitalist and small cap fund manager. After seven years, he moved to M&G where he began as head of the smaller companies desk and eventually took charge of the overall UK investment process. In 2002 Plackett joined Merrill Lynch (now BlackRock). As head of UK small and mid cap investment, he is responsible for the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund. He implements a bottom up stock selection style and places emphasis on meeting with a company’s management directly. Plackett also seeks businesses with both strong market positions and balance sheets. A former international bridge player and author of a historical novel about the War of the Roses, he likes to relax by spending time with his two sons and going to the theatre.

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Citywire Rating: Not Eligible

Richard Plackett does not currently have the required track record to be eligible for a Citywire Rating. See methodology

2005

  • JRated AAA 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 AA in Dec 2005

2006

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

2008

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

2009

  • JRated A in Jan 2009
  • FRated A in Feb 2009
  • MNot rated in Mar 2009
  • ANot rated in Apr 2009
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  • JNot rated in Jul 2009
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2010

  • JNot rated in Jan 2010
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  • JNot rated in Jul 2010
  • ANot rated in Aug 2010
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  • ONot rated in Oct 2010
  • NNot rated in Nov 2010
  • DRated AA 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 AA in May 2011
  • JRated AA in Jun 2011
  • JRated A in Jul 2011
  • ARated A in Aug 2011
  • SRated A in Sep 2011
  • ORated A in Oct 2011
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2011
  • DRated AA in Dec 2011

2012

  • JRated AA in Jan 2012
  • FRated AA in Feb 2012
  • MRated AA in Mar 2012
  • ARated AA in Apr 2012
  • MRated AA in May 2012
  • JRated AA in Jun 2012
  • JRated A in Jul 2012
  • ARated AA in Aug 2012
  • SRated AA in Sep 2012
  • ORated AA in Oct 2012
  • NRated AA in Nov 2012
  • DRated AA in Dec 2012

2013

  • JRated AAA in Jan 2013
  • FRated AA in Feb 2013
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2013
  • ARated AA in Apr 2013
  • MRated A in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated AA in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated Plus in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JNot rated in Jun 2014
  • JNot rated in Jul 2014

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Ex-Plackett trust to liquidate

A possible change of investment objective for the trust has been deemed unfeasible.

Ex-Plackett trust on liquidation knife edge

An unnamed third party has launched last ditch attempt to save the BlackRock Hedge Selector from liquidation.

Plackett & Cox’s BlackRock trust placed under review

The directors of the BlackRock Hedge Selector investment trust are considering overhauling their investment approach.

BlackRock UK Special Sits: when will we sell our star holdings?

What would prompt Roland Arnold to sell the likes of Ashtead and Howden?

Performance review: why Saunderson House is sceptical on Japan

Japan’s disappointing fourth-quarter GDP growth figures have convinced Saunderson House investment director Christopher Sexton that Japan’s ‘Abenomics’ turnaround plan is not really working.

BlackRock's Richard Plackett to take six-month sabbatical

BlackRock UK Special Situations fund manager Richard Plackett is taking a six-month sabbatical.

Mike Prentis: I sold Ashtead and bought Brewins

Fund manager Mike Prentis explains why he recycled profits from super stock Ashtead into Brewin Dolphin, the private client stock broker.

BlackRock pours more cash into Charles Stanley

The asset manager has bought more shares in Charles Stanley to lift its stake beyond the 5% mark.

BlackRock UK Special Situations

Plackett burned by shorts as quality punished in September

The £225 million Throgmorton Trust, managed by Mike Prentis and the Citywire AA-rated Richard Plackett, lagged its benchmark in September as the market rewarded the low-quality stocks it had shorted.

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