Fund Manager of the Year Awards – Winners!

Winners of this year’s InvestmentEurope Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2016/17 have been announced at an event taking place at London’s May Fair Hotel on 29 November.

Following a quantitative and qualitative methodology, the Awards recognised funds offering sustained risk adjusted rewards to investors, while also recognising fund selectors across Europe through the Personality of the Year Awards.

Further details of all the winners and the event will be carried in a special supplement in the upcoming issue of the InvestmentEurope magazine.

You can check the awards’ photo gallery here.




Winner – DNCA Invest Europe Growth B

Highly commended – Melchior Selected Trust European Opps I1 EUR


 North America

Winner – Legg Mason ClearBridge US Large Cap Growth Fund

Highly commended – Morgan Stanley US Growth A EUR

Highly commended- Pioneer Funds US Fundamental Growth



Winner – Fundsmith Equity Fund Feeder EUR I Acc


Global Emerging Markets

Winner – Comgest Growth Emerging Markets EUR Dis

Highly commended – Stewart Investors Global Emerging Markets Sustainability Fund Class A EUR



Winner – Templeton Frontier Markets A (acc) EUR

Highly commended – Schroder ISF Middle East EUR A Acc


Single Country

Winner – Kotak Funds-India Midcap

Highly commended – DWS Aktien Strategie Deutschland LC


Asia Pacific

Winner – Hermes Asia ex Japan Equity R EUR Acc

Highly commended – Fidelity Funds – Asian Special Sits A-ACC-EUR



Winner – Tokio Marine Japanese Equity Focus B EUR

Highly commended – JPM Japan Equity D Acc EUR



Corporate Bonds

Winner – Schroder ISF EURO Corporate Bond A Acc

Highly commended – BlueBay Inv Grade Euro Aggregate Bd R EUR


High Yield

Winner – T Rowe European High Yield Bond A EUR

Highly commended – Henderson HF Euro High Yield Bond A2 EUR


Global Bonds

Winner –  Flossbach von Storch – Bond Opportunities I

Highly commended – Nordea 1 – Global Bond BP EUR


Emerging Market Debt

Winner – M&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Highly commended – BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund W EUR

Highly commended- Fidelity Funds – Emerging Mkt Dbt A-ACC-EUR


Convertible Bonds

Winner – AXA WF Framlington Global Convertibles FC EUR

Highly commended – UBS (Lux) Inst Fund – Global Convertible Bonds BA


Money Market/Short Term Bonds

Winner – Amundi 3 – 6 M I C





Winner – Mosaic Trading-HI EUR

Highly commended – Candriam World Alternative Alphamax C EUR Cap


Real Estate

Winner – KBC Select Immo Europe Plus

Highly commended – Petercam Securities Real Estate Europe B



Winner – Konwave Gold Equity Fund B (USD)

Highly commended – T Rowe Global Natural Resources Eq A USD



Winner – Lyxor UCITS ETF Nasdaq-100

Highly commended – db x-trackers FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (DR)


Specialist Group of the Year



Group of the Year

Legg Mason Global Asset Management


Personality of the Year Awards:


Jaap Bouma, Senior Portfolio Manager, Optimix Vermogensbeheer


Mussie Kidane, Global Head of Fund & Manager Selection, Banque Pictet & Cie


Cristina Brizido, Head of Investments, Caixagest


Régis Pinguet, Head of Fund Selection, CNP Assurances


Michael Müller, Formerly Senior Investment Analyst, Berenberg


Jauri Häkkä, Managing Director, Widhaby Advisors


JB Beckett, Author of New Fund Order, Scottish Widows and the Association of Professional Fund Investors


Davide Bulgarelli, Asset Manager & Technical Analyst, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas

Overall Personality of the Year Award

Régis Pinguet, Head of Fund Selection, CNP Assurances


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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