Citywire Selector is pleased to announce the first ever Pan-European Awards designed to honour outperformance across a host of investment sectors and disciplines.
Awards for the Best Fund Managers from across 19 investment sectors, as well as separate awards for the three Best Groups based on our Group Ratings methodology, will be handed out at our dedicated awards event in Luxembourg on March 14.
The nominees will be announced over the coming weeks. These will be drawn from the 15,000 individual fund managers tracked by Citywire across 41 countries and allows us to highlight best performers on a risk-adjusted basis.
Sectors in the Fund Manager Awards
Alternative Ucits - Bond Strategies
Alternative Ucits - Long/Short Equity
Alternative Ucits - Managed Futures
Alternative Ucits - Market Neutral
Alternative Ucits - Multi Strategy
Bonds - Emerging Market Debt Hard Currency
Bonds - Euro
Bonds - Euro Corporates
Bonds - Euro High Yield
Bonds - Global
Bonds- Global High Yield
Equity - Asia Pacific excluding Japan
Equity - Europe Income
Equity - Europe Small & Medium Companies
Equity - Global
Equity - Global Emerging Markets
Equity - Japan
Equity - US
Best Fund Manager Awards go to the individual fund manager generating the highest risk-adjusted returns in a particular sector over the past three years to 31 December 2016.
These are based on the individual track records for all funds they have run in the sector over this period. In order to qualify, fund managers must have offerings registered for sale in a total of three European countries.
Absolute Return and Alternative Ucits
As with the broader Best Fund Manager Awards, the Absolute Return and Alternative Ucits winners will be individual fund manager generating the highest risk-adjusted returns in a particular sector over the past three years to 31 December 2016.
These are based on the individual track records for all funds they have run in the sector over this period. In order to qualify, fund managers must have offerings registered for sale in a total of three European countries, and hold an Alternative Ucits or absolute return rating.
An Alternative Ucits or Absolute Return rating requires fund managers to have achieved the following across their global offering in the Alternative Ucits and Absolute Return asset classes:
- Cash + 2% returns over three years
- Controlled losses (maximum drawdown – their highest loss from peak to trough - can’t be 50% higher than peer group average);
Our ratings methodologies are actuarially approved by AKG Actuaries & Consultants.
The starting point is Citywire’s Global Group Ratings. Groups are awarded a Citywire Group Rating on a sector by sector basis. Only those sectors where a group’s offering is registered for sale in three or more European countries are included.
We then assign groups four points for a Platinum Rating, three for a Gold, two for Silver and one for a Bronze. Those groups that are eligible in 5-9 sectors are classed as Small; 10-19 Medium; and, 20 or more are deemed Large. The group with the highest number of points per eligible sector in each category is the winner.