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Mark Asquith

FE Alpha Manager
Somerset Capital Management
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Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a fairly lengthy track record, the manager has, period by period, consistently managed to outperform the peer group. Good stockpicking has had a material positive impact on results, which have tended to be relatively better in a falling market.
Manager profile
Mark is the Somerset Emerging Markets Small Cap Lead Manager and one of the original Partners of the firm. Previously he worked at Lloyd George Management, where he was instrumental in helping to build the smaller companies product along with Edward Robertson and Jacob Rees-Mogg. Mark graduated from St Andrew’s University prior to joining Lloyd George Management in 2001.
Total return for Mark Asquith
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
Quartile 1
Quartile 2
Quartile 3
Quartile 4
Discrete calendar year performance : Mark Asquith

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Mark Asquith 15.0 -10.9 12.0 6.7 13.7 86.0 -24.4 6.6 - -
Peer Group Composite 11.4 -13.0 5.8 -0.1 8.5 75.8 -32.1 15.9 - -
Over / Under 3.6 2.1 6.2 6.8 5.2 10.2 7.7 -9.3 - -
Performance vs peer group composite: Mark Asquith
How a manager matches up against his peers gives you some idea of how talented he is. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
7 years
out of a possible 8
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 8
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 5
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 3
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
PFS Somerset Emerging Markets Small Cap Lead manager FO Equity - Emerging Markets since Aug 01 2008 to present
PFS Somerset Global Emerging Markets Co-managed (deputy) UT Global Emerging Markets since Nov 17 2008 to present
PFS Somerset Emerging Markets Small Cap Lead manager UT Global Emerging Markets since Nov 01 2010 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
Lloyd George GEM Smaller Companies since Mar 01 2007 to Aug 31 2007
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