Woodford's Equity Income Fund Earns a Bronze Rating

FUND RESEARCH UPDATE: Our analysts have given a Bronze nod of approval to Neil Woodford's new income fund

Ruli Viljoen 30 September, 2014 | 12:32AM
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Morningstar OBSR analysts have awarded the CF Woodford Equity Income fund a Bronze rating. The fund is managed by Neil Woodford, who founded Woodford IM in 2014 after his departure from Invesco Perpetual, where he'd earned himself a legendary reputation as the long-term manager of the IP Income and High Income funds as well as the Edinburgh Investment Trust (EDIN). 

Woodford has been managing UK equity income funds since 1988 and is one of the longest serving managers within the industry. The strategy of his new fund is clear, and aims to generate a positive capital return in the long term and grow the income whilst offering capital preservation. The strategy used is identical to the IP income funds he ran with high conviction, patience and passion.

Woodford has proven himself willing to stick to his strategy even during periods of poor performance. As a result, his long-term track record, which encompasses numerous market cycles, is strong. We have therefore awarded the fund a Bronze rating.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
LF Equity Income A Sterling Acc0.97 GBP0.00

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Ruli Viljoen

Ruli Viljoen  is Head of Manager Selection, Morningstar UK

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