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Sam Vecht

Sam Vecht

About Sam Vecht

Born in the English capital in 1977, Sam Vecht studied International Relations and History at the London School of Economics. He joined BlackRock in 2000, where he is a managing director of long only and long-short funds. Sam concentrates primarily on emerging Europe and other frontier markets, adopting a contrarian investment style with a top-down overview. He does not use cash as a tactical strategy, and derivatives are employed opportunistically. Sam holds the CFA designation and cites football, chess and music as his primary interests.

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Citywire Rating: + rated

2011

  • ONot rated in Oct 2011
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2012

  • JNot rated in Jan 2012
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  • DNot rated in Dec 2012

2013

  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
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  • SNot rated in Sep 2013
  • ONot rated in Oct 2013
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  • DNot rated in Dec 2013

2014

  • JNot rated in Jan 2014
  • FNot rated in Feb 2014
  • MNot rated in Mar 2014
  • ANot rated in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JNot rated in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014

Performance

over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014
Manager Return
4 Nicholas Mason -12.8%
5 Devan Kaloo -13.2%
6 Sam Vecht -14.0%
7 Stefan Herz -14.4%
8 Plamen Monovski -14.9%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -11.4% -10.2% 9.5% -9.9%
2013 -2.3% 3.5% -7.9% 5.7% -2.9%
2012 15.8% 16.2% -10.0% 7.2% 3.3%
2011 -26.7% 6.3% -4.5% -29.7% 2.8%
2010 25.0% 15.6% -12.8% 11.6% 11.1%
2009 7.6% 7.6%

Related News

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BlackRock’s Vecht piles into Turkish banks

Sam Vecht has increased his exposure to Turkish financials despite widespread anxiety about the country’s future.

BlackRock’s Vecht: four reasons to back Gazprom

Sam Vecht, head of BlackRock’s Emerging Europe equity team, has insisted that Gazprom does not deserve the lowly valuation it has been handed by the market.

Sam Vecht's 'strange, diverse' frontier winners

In an interview with Wealth Manager, BlackRock's Sam Vecht highlights his winning frontier market picks and outlines why countries like Nigeria, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will deliver over the short to medium term.

Investment Trust Insider: are frontier markets more than fun punt?

Frontier markets have huge untapped potential – where else can you have the fun of investing in the likes of Nigerian banks and Iraqi oilfields in the same portfolio?

Best ideas switch for BlackRock's Vecht's in European trust shake-up

Shareholders in the Eastern European Trust have been told of plans to narrow the portfolio to around 20 or 30 stocks, allowing manager Sam Vecht to concentrate on his best ideas to boost returns.

BlackRock unveils absolute return emerging markets fund

The fund, which targets the discretionary market, will be managed by Sam Vecht and Henry Wigan.

James Burns: beyond Brics - trusts for the final frontier

The most startling observation of our review of 2011 was how poorly emerging markets fared

Why risky Russia is still misunderstood

Emerging market stars in Asia and Latin America are continuing to attract the headlines, but it is Russia and eastern Europe are delivering returns.

Investment trusts: Sam Vecht's top frontier market picks

BlackRock's Sam Vecht, director of emerging markets and manager of the firm's Frontiers Investment Trust, outlines his top frontier market picks for the year ahead.

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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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