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Robert Smith

Robert Smith

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About Robert Smith

Robert Smith joined Baring Asset Management in 1998 and in 2000 worked in the UK and Europe equity team before joining the pan European small and mid cap team in 2004. He was appointed divisional director in 2005 and since 2008 he has been responsible for the Baring German Growth Trust and other European income products, and is also a member of the industrials global sector team. Robert holds the Investment Management Certificate and has passed the Securities Institute Diploma. He is an SFA registered representative and is a member of the Society of Technical Analysts.

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Funds Managed
  1. Baring German Growth

Citywire Rating: A rated


  • MRated AAA in May 2011
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2011
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2011
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2011
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2011
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2011
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2011
  • DRated A in Dec 2011


  • JRated A in Jan 2012
  • FRated A in Feb 2012
  • MRated AA in Mar 2012
  • ARated AA in Apr 2012
  • MRated AA in May 2012
  • JRated AA in Jun 2012
  • JRated AA in Jul 2012
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2012
  • SRated AA in Sep 2012
  • ORated AA in Oct 2012
  • NRated AA in Nov 2012
  • DRated AA in Dec 2012


  • JRated AA in Jan 2013
  • FRated AA in Feb 2013
  • MRated AA in Mar 2013
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2013
  • MRated AA in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated AA in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013


  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated A in Feb 2014
  • MRated A in Mar 2014
  • ARated A in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014
  • DRated A in Dec 2014


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2015
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2015
  • ARated A in Apr 2015
  • MRated Plus in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated AA in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated AA in Oct 2015
  • NRated A in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015


  • JRated A in Jan 2016


Equity - Germany
over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 22.5% 21.9% -1.0% -7.8% 10.0%
2014 1.0% 2.2% 1.1% -6.0% 4.0%
2013 30.1% 6.1% 1.2% 8.3% 11.9%
2012 30.6% 17.0% -8.3% 13.4% 7.3%
2011 -16.3% 1.1% 4.9% -25.9% 6.5%

Related News

German equity expert pounces on value bets in post-VW panic

Citywire + rated Robert Smith has upped exposure to German industrial stocks in the wake of sell-off caused by the emissions scandal.

Time to pounce on yuan-hit German stocks, says Barings' Smith

Citywire + rated German equity specialist has upped exposure to auto stocks in the wake of sell-off caused by Chinese currency volatility.

German equity star takes small-cap bet to ‘highest level in years’

Citywire + rated Robert Smith believes German small-caps are a big market development and has sought to tap tech innovation.

Germany cheaper than wider Europe, says Barings outperformer

Despite 40% market rise, Citywire + rated Robert Smith believes the German equity market still holds value plays.

German equity star: why we don’t fear a Chinese slowdown

Baring’s Citywire A-rated manager Robert Smith expects export demand to remain robust and even benefit from changes in China.

Barings German equity star cuts indirect Indonesia play

Taper trauma forces Citywire A-rated manager to refocus his efforts on stock picks closer to home.

Fund managers split on Dax's upwards trend

Not all managers are sticking to Germany's stock market - despite its recent upwards trend.

Dax firms are still cheap, says top Barings equity manager

As the Dax ticks pasts its yearly high, Barings' Eurostars AAA-rated Smith sees further upward price potential for German companies.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.