Are These Top Managers Running Your Money?

Morningstar's manager research team has identified the best fund managers in Europe--are these managers looking after your investments?

Morningstar Manager Analysts 23 February, 2015 | 12:03AM
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On March 19th, Morningstar will celebrate those fund managers and their colleagues who have successfully led their funds to reward long-term investors. 

Morningstar’s European Fund Manager of the Year Awards draw upon the qualitative analysis of our 30-member Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) manager research team to recognise the best fund managers. 

The awards are presented in three categories:

Fund Manager of the Year: European Equity
Fund Manager of the Year: Global Equity
Fund Manager of the Year: European Fixed-Income

“Our awards recognise the very best fund managers in Europe for their excellent stewardship of fund shareholder capital over the long term,” Christopher Traulsen, CFA, Director of Manager Research, EMEA, said. “Our analysts’ expert qualitative research on more than 1,400 offerings available to investors across Europe has provided the foundation for these awards and allowed us to identify those managers whom we believe stand out amongst their peers.” 

Morningstar’s EMEA manager research team, consisting of manager research analysts in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and Norway, nominates fund managers for the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year awards. To qualify for a nomination, at least one fund under a manager’s leadership must be a Morningstar Medallist—a fund that has garnered a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver or Bronze. A fund manager may be nominated providing the fund associated with his or her nomination is available for sale in at least one European market. 

The nominees for the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2015 are: 

Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year: European Equity

John Bennett
Henderson European Selected Opportunities (Silver), Henderson Gartmore Continental European (Silver), Henderson European Focus (Silver) and Henderson European Focus Trust (Silver)

Michael Fraikin, Thorsten Paarman & Team
Invesco Pan European Structured Equity (Silver)

Alexei Jourovski & Team
Uni-Global Equities Europe (Gold

Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year: Global Equity

Vincent Strauss & Wojciech Stanislawski
Comgest Growth Emerging Markets (Gold) and Magellan (Gold)

Charles F. Pohl & Team
Dodge & Cox Worldwide Global Stock (Gold)

Jeremy Podger
Fidelity Global Special Situations (Silver

Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year: European Fixed-Income

Jean-Philippe Munch
HSBC GIF Euro Bond (Silver)

Philippe Igigabel
HSBC GIF Euro High Yield Bond (Silver

Richard Klijnstra& Team
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit B (Gold) (Not available for sale in the UK)

Morningstar will announce the winners of the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2015 on Thursday, 19 March 2015. 

For more information about Morningstar’s Analyst Rating methodology, click here.

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