On Monday we unveiled our new Euro Stars feature, which revealed more than 200 of the best managers available to investors around Europe from a range of sectors. 42 of these elite invest in the US stockmarket, using a variety of styles and strategies to invest in a wide range of sectors from large caps to small caps.
Top of our US list (which can be found here) is Duilio Ramallo, who has achieved a manager ratio (Citywire's equivalent of the information ratio) of 0.988 over three years with the Robeco US Premium Equities fund. This means he has delivered 0.988% of 'added value' for each 1% of tracking risk he took on with his fund.
Ramallo works for Robeco's US arm Boston Partners, and aims to produce above average returns with lower than average risk levels by investing in 'premium' US opportunities. The firm says that all the holdings in the fund have three characteristics in common 'attractive value, sound business fundamentals and positive business momentum'.
Ramallo says his focus on attractive return-on-equity characteristics, with a bias towards the price he is willing to pay for an attractive growth profile, enables him to outperform in both bull and bear markets.
He can invest across the market cap spectrum and at the end of September this year he had JP Morgan Chase and Pfizer as his two biggest holdings.
Just behind Ramallo in our elite US equity list are Thomas Perkins and Jeffrey Kautz, co-managers of the Perkins US Strategic Value fund. Their risk adjusted performance has resulted in a manager ratio of 0.966 over three years.
The full list of managers who made our elite Euro Stars list for US equities can be found online here.