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Citywire Rated Fund Managers

Our guide to the best fund managers

Citywire is the only firm to exclusively rate managers, not funds. This is because we strongly believe the most important consideration when selecting an actively managed fund is the track record of the manager running the money.

Changes to this month's ratings


Citywire ratings: highlights from our monthly data crunch

In our monthly data crunch, Citywire analyst Nisha Long highlights those fund managers rewarding investors with some fine performance.


Articles featuring Citywire-rated fund managers

Polar’s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:31

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

Jupiter Merlin team buys into Woodford fund

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:25

Jupiter's Merlin multi-manager team has bought into Neil Woodford's new fund, Wealth Manager can reveal.

AA-rated ex-Rathbones manager added to Merlin Portfolios

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:24

The Jupiter Merlin team has added the Evenlode Income fund, managed by Rathbones alumnus Hugh Yarrow, to two of its portfolios.

Hargreave Hale takes JM Finn staff for York office

by David Campbell on Jul 15, 2014 at 08:56

Hargreave Hale has poached JM Finn senior investment managers Tom Holliday and Jim Mersey-Thompson

The funds smaller than £75m Suarez - but with more bite

by Robert St George on Jul 14, 2014 at 15:08

Citywire reveals the funds run by AAA-rated managers that contain less than what Barcelona paid for Luis Suarez.

Citywire Discovery: what’s going wrong with global small-cap managers?

by Robert St George on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:17

Why is every manager in the Global Small & Medium Companies sector struggling?

Gars in their eyes: the challengers coming after the SLI giant

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:15

The launch of Aviva’s Gars-like rival has been eagerly awaited since Euan Munro, the architect of Gars, joined the firm back in January

Red flags: what warning signs send you running from a fund?

by Robert St George on Jul 09, 2014 at 13:54

What are the danger signals that deter discretionary managers from buying in to a fund?

Who bought & sold Brewin after £32m tech writedown

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 09, 2014 at 11:29

Brewin Dolphin continues to be backed by a host of star fund managers and there was interesting trading in the stock after it revealed it would take a hit from a failed IT system.

Invesco lowers fees on Barnett trust & more cuts tipped to come

by Robert St George on Jul 09, 2014 at 11:27

The annual management fee on the £283 million Keystone Investment Trust, run by Mark Barnett, has been reduced.

‘I live in constant fear’: James Clunie takes on Buffett

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 08, 2014 at 10:49

Jupiter's absolute return manager has shorted three of Warren Buffett's favourite stocks in recent months.

Bill Gates pours millions more into BBA Aviation

by David Campbell on Jul 08, 2014 at 08:09

Bill Gates has ramped up his holding in flight services company BBA Aviation as the business continues an aggressive schedule of share buybacks.

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

by Robert St George on Jul 07, 2014 at 11:02

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

JO Hambro's John Wood: Bonkers!

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 04, 2014 at 11:00

The Citywire + rated manager has compared current market conditions to Dizzee Rascal's iconic rap anthem.

Invesco Perpetual reunites Barnett with Aviva fund manager

by Robert St George on Jul 03, 2014 at 11:40

Robin West returns to the Henley based firm 12 years after he quit the group.  

Old Mutual’s Message: It’s time to ditch equity safe havens

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 01, 2014 at 14:22

The fund has no exposure to food producers or beverage companies. 

Mark Barnett’s funds to exit UK Equity Income sector

by Robert St George on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:34

The Invesco Perpetual Income and UK Strategic Income funds are to follow High Income out of the IMA’s UK Equity Income sector at the end of this month.

Citywire top 100 fund selector Justin Oliver: where I'm finding value

by Robert St George on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:26

Justin Oliver explains why certain market 'imponderables' are pushing him towards caution in his portfolios.

Mark Barnett: no one at Henley flies solo

by David Campbell on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:00

Invesco Perpetual head of UK equity Mark Barnett has said no managers in the company have ever ‘operated solo’ in one of his first updates to investors on the transition into his new role

Abramovich doubles stake in biofuels minnow

by David Campbell on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:34

Chelsea-owner Roman Abramovich has bitten off another big chuck of biofuels company Velocys having near-doubled stake in the business over the past month

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