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Stephen Thornber

Stephen Thornber

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About Stephen Thornber

Stephen Thornber was born in Southampton in 1961 and graduated from Plymouth Polytechnic where he studied business studies. He started his career in 1986 at Touche Remnant where he was a technology analyst and in 1987 he joined Aberdeen Fund Managers where he was an analyst and fund manager. Stephen joined Kuwait Investment Office in 1989 where he was a fund manager and in 1993 he joined Columbia Threadneedle Investments where he is currently a fund manager of global equity funds. Stephen has been managing funds for over 23 years and is a member of UKSIP. Outside of fund management he enjoys golf, skiing, cycling, classic cars and cinema and theatre.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


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  • JRated A in Jun 2011
  • JRated A in Jul 2011
  • ARated A in Aug 2011
  • SRated AA in Sep 2011
  • ORated AA in Oct 2011
  • NRated A in Nov 2011
  • DNot rated in Dec 2011


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


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


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
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over : 31/10/2015 - 31/10/2016

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 4.3% 7.0% 6.9%
2015 6.1% 8.8% -5.6% -5.0% 8.8%
2014 3.0% -0.3% 1.7% -0.6% 2.2%
2013 21.6% 18.6% -1.1% 0.7% 3.0%
2012 10.5% 5.4% -1.6% 4.5% 2.0%

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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 the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.