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Stephen Message

Stephen Message

About Stephen Message

Stephen Message is a fund manager at Old Mutual Asset Management and manages the Old Mutual Equity Income fund. He describes his investment style as bottom up focused and identifies those companies whose valuation can rise relative to the broader market or where the profit growth outlook is under-appreciated. Prior to joining Old Mutual he was a fund manager at Bessemer Trust. Stephen is a Chartered Financial Analyst and studied Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London.

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Citywire Rating: AAA rated


  • JNot rated in Jun 2012
  • JNot rated in Jul 2012
  • ANot rated in Aug 2012
  • SNot rated in Sep 2012
  • ORated A in Oct 2012
  • NRated A in Nov 2012
  • DRated A in Dec 2012


  • JRated A in Jan 2013
  • FRated A in Feb 2013
  • MRated AA in Mar 2013
  • ARated A 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 AA in Nov 2013
  • DRated AA in Dec 2013


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


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2015
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2015
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2015


Equity - UK Equity Income
over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 5.1% -0.5% -0.1% 1.1% 4.6%
2013 31.9% 14.3% 0.8% 4.7% 9.4%
2012 20.5% 9.9% -2.1% 7.2% 4.5%
2011 -5.7% 0.8% 0.5% -16.1% 11.0%
2010 -11.0% 16.4% 8.2%

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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.