Angus Tulloch Retires: Analyst View

Stewart Investors fund manager Angus Tulloch has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years at the firm. What does it mean for investors?

Simon Dorricott 6 March, 2017 | 2:04PM
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Simon Dorricott: So, we're here today to talk about the recently announced news from Stewart Investors that Angus Tulloch is to retire in September 2017.

To provide Morningstar's views with regard to this event, Mr. Tulloch has been very influential at Stewart Investors. He joined in 1988, so almost 30 years with the Group and over that period of time he has helped establish and develop the investment process which is, as most of us are aware, being one of the most successful within the Asia and GEM equities based over that period of time.

So, the news of his retirement, I think, we can clearly view as a slight negative for the Group. But that said, the Group itself is not reliant on one individual for its process. So, there are a number of talented investors within the Group and a number of fund managers who have produced strong investment returns. We view the Group as being well-resourced with around 28 individuals involved in generating ideas and monitoring those ideas on an ongoing basis. And team debate is very much part of the Stewart Investors' process and that is set to continue. So, we do not see the retirement of Mr. Tulloch affecting the established process in any way at all.

So, what does this mean for investors in the Stewart Investor's funds? Well, our view here at Morningstar has been to retain the ratings that we have on all of the Stewart Investors' funds we cover. We haven't reduced those ratings at all on this news. And as I said, the reason really is that we do not expect any change in the established process. We feel that the team is well-resourced and contains individuals that are experienced and can continue to produce results for investors using this investment style and we expect performance to follow on in that same manner.

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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Stewart Inv APAC and Jpn Sstby A GBP Acc16.61 GBP-0.12Rating

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Simon Dorricott  is a Senior Fund Analyst for Morningstar

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