Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to all of Citywire’s Fund Manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Citywire AA-rated small cap star quits Standard Life Investments

Citywire AA-rated small cap star quits Standard Life Investments

Citywire AA-rated Kenneth Nicholson has resigned from Standard Life Investments after a 13-year spell.  

Nicholson is one of the most consistent outperformers in his European small cap equity sector and claims a top-10 position over one, three and five years on an absolute return basis.

This is based on the returns of the SLI Glo SICAV European Smaller Companies fund, which Nicholson has run since it was launched in September 2007.

He will remain with the firm for a transitionary period to aid the SLI small cap team, which is overseen by Harry Nimmo, to manage the €352 million fund.

A spokesperson for SLI said there is no definite timeframe for Nicholson's departure, but confirmed he will leave the company. It has not been revealed whether Nicholson intends to stay within the fund management industry.

Nicholson’s best period of outperformance is over the five years to the end of March 2014. During this timeframe he returned 253.6% while the fund’s benchmark, the MSCI Europe Small Cap TR EUR, rose 221%.

Prior to joining Standard Life Investments in 2001, Nicholson had previously worked for Franklin Templeton and Aegon.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

Omar Negyal, co-manager of the JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income trust, says a dividend approach to emerging markets reduces the volatility of investing in the asset class.

Play WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

Author and journalist Adam Lebor believes a perfect storm is brewing when it comes to the Russian economy. .

Play WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

Chief economic adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson outlines the geo-political risks in Asia and explains why the risk of another eurozone crisis must not be underestimated.

Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: 'new normal' now is as dangerous as when it was applied to tech

Profile: 'new normal' now is as dangerous as when it was applied to tech

7IM's CIO Chris Darbyshire says he has been re-energised by his new role, but has little time for 'new normal' doom-mongers

Wealth Manager on Twitter