Who is the Best European Equity Fund Manager?

The nominations are in for the ninth annual Morningstar Pan-European Fund Manager of the Year Awards and analysts have picked a deserving group of finalists

Muna Abu-Habsa 9 February, 2018 | 11:57AM
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Over the last few months Morningstar analysts have pulled together to identify fund managers who they believe are among the very best at what they do. Although nominated managers should have had a strong 2017, that is far from sufficient qualification unto itself.

To be nominated for an award, a manager should be running an active fund that is among the approximately 900 vehicles that receive a Morningstar Analyst Rating in Europe but, to hold nominees to the highest standards, that fund should also be a Medallist – meaning the analysts have recognised it with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Morningstar Analyst Rating after applying a rigorous evaluation using our Five-Pillar Methodology framework.

We give only four of these awards in Europe each year: European Equity Fund Manager of the Year; Global Equity Fund Manager of the Year, Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year, and this year we have a new award for Multi-Asset and Alternatives. The winners of these awards are nominated and selected by Morningstar’s Europe-based team of manager research analysts.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
BGF Euro-Markets D245.71 EUR-0.96Rating
BGF European Equity Income D226.01 EUR-0.60Rating
BlackRock Continental Eurp Inc D Acc276.94 GBP-1.13Rating
Fidelity European Dynamic Gr Y-Acc-EUR31.91 EUR-1.06Rating
Invesco Sus Pan Eurp Stu Eq A Acc EUR21.66 EUR-0.80Rating

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Muna Abu-Habsa  is a senior investment research analyst at Morningstar

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