Each year the fund management industry gets together to salute their heroes at the Royal Albert Hall. It is always a very well attended event and this year is the 18th Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards with six funds from Worldwise Investor having been nominated.
In 2010 Robin Hepworth won an award for the Ecclesiastical Amity International fund and this year we feel that Gabriel Micheli and Christoph Butz from the Pictet Timber fund may have the best chance.
The current ‘risk on’ capital markets have left some of the thematic funds very well placed this year to take an award. Pictet’s Timber fund is up 50.6% year on year which should give it a very good chance. In reviewing the fund performances at Worldwise Investor I was amazed to see that the Guinness Alternative Energy fund is up 46% this year. What a turn around for a clean energy fund in a year which saw Suntech Power into bankruptcy in March. Could this be a sign of the start of the recovery for clean energy companies?
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