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Schroders’ Robin Parbrook and 14 others scoop Alpha Manager awards

21 May 2024

RLAM, Man GLG, Janus Henderson and Schroders triumph in two categories each.

By Emma Wallis,

News editor, Trustnet

Schroder Asian Total Return manager Robin Parbrook has been named FE fundinfo Alpha Manager of the Year, achieving the highest scores across all asset classes for risk-adjusted returns and career-length outperformance.

Charles Younes, deputy chief investment officer at FE Investments, said: “Robin Parbrook’s win is testament to his perseverance and consistency in performance for his clients. His consecutive back-to-back nominations in this category reflect his successful career.”

Charles Somers of Schroder Global Sustainable Growth was crowned New Alpha Manager of the Year, having received the Alpha Manager designation for the first time in 2024, placing him within the top 10% of managers running funds for UK retail and wholesale investors.

Royal London Asset Management head of sustainable investment Mike Fox was the only person to win two awards, gaining accolades for global equity and responsible investing.

Jack Barrat and Henry Dixon at the helm of Man GLG Undervalued Assets won the UK equity award for the second year in a row. Their colleague Jonathan Golan, who took the New Alpha Manager title last year, returned this year to receive the sterling fixed income gong for his Man GLG Sterling Corporate Bond fund.

He was one of two bond managers on the podium and was joined by Richard Hodges of the Nomura Global Dynamic Bond fund.

Janus Henderson Investors clocked up two awards. Ben Wallace and Luke Newman were jointly recognised for outperformance in the absolute return sector and John Bennett took the European equities title.

The US equity award went to Aziz Hamzaogullari, founder, chief investment officer and portfolio manager of the Growth Equity Strategies team at Loomis, Sayles & Co. M&G Investments’ Carl Vine was recognised for Japan, while the emerging markets and Asia Pacific title was awarded to GQG Partners’ Rajiv Jain, Brian Kersmanc and Sudarshan Murthy.

Younes said: “The past few years have presented unprecedented challenges for the investment sector. From Covid-19 to international conflict, fund managers have battled high interest rates, political instability and rapid inflation.

“Everyone recognised at this year’s Alpha Managers awards has managed to achieve success and deliver value for clients in the face of these circumstances, thriving rather than just surviving.”

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