Nimmo and Pease Win Outstanding Investor Honours

Standard Life's Harry Nimmo and Henderson's Richard Pease both receive prestigious investment awards from Morningstar OBSR

Alanna Petroff 7 September, 2012 | 10:30AM
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The two winners of this year's Morningstar OBSR "Outstanding Investor Honour" are Harry Nimmo from Standard Life Investments and Richard Pease from Henderson Global Investors.

“There are many very skilled fund managers in the UK and these honours recognise and celebrate those we deem to be at the very pinnacle of their profession," says Nigel Whittingham, managing director at Morningstar OBSR. 

"This year's winners of the Outstanding Investor Honour award, Harry Nimmo and Richard Pease, are both excellent stock-pickers. They have used clear investment philosophies for 15 years and over 20 years respectively, delivering outstanding returns for investors.”

Nimmo manages the Gold-rated Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund. He has been managing this £1 billion fund since 1997. He also manages the Silver-rated Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust (SLS) and co-manages the recently launched Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies fund.

Pease manages the Gold-rated Henderson European Growth fund, the Silver-rated Henderson European Special Situations fund and the Gold-rated Henderson Horizon European Growth fund.

The other 2012 winners are:

  • Outstanding New Talent: awarded to Philip Rodrigs at Investec Asset Management
  • Outstanding Contributor to the Industry: awarded to Richard Buxton of Schroders
  • Outstanding Investment House: awarded jointly to M&G and First State Investments

The fifth annual ‘Honours for Excellence in Investment Dinner’ took place at the Dorchester Hotel on Thursday September 6, 2012, with the aim of recognising individual fund managers and fund groups who have made a significant contribution to the retail investment field.

Particular focus and credit was given to those who have achieved consistently outstanding long-term returns which are in line with investor expectations. All four of the awards are based on Morningstar OBSR’s qualitative research.

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Alanna Petroff

Alanna Petroff  is a financial journalist with Morningstar UK.