From the monthly archives: October 2018

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2018'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Rating reinstatement for the Invesco Asian fund

We are pleased to reinstate our "A" rating for the Invesco Asian fund. Having now met this fund's management team, it has reinforced our confidence in William Lam and his ongoing role on the fund.

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Fund Rating Removal for the Janus Henderson Cautious Managed fund

Following our most recent review of the Janus Henderson Cautious Managed fund we have taken the decision to remove it from our Academy of Funds. The fund has been under the sole management of Stephen Payne since February 2018. This has been during a period where his co-manager Chris Burvill, manager of the fund since 2003, has unfortunately been on a period of long-term absence for medical reasons. Whilst we think Mr Payne has been managing the fund in a diligent and sensible manner over this period, his longer-term track record remains unproven in a multi-asset context. Mr Payne's experience as a fund manager to date is predominantly in UK equities and not a broader multi-asset approach. We will continue to monitor the fund to see how it performs under Mr Payne's stewardship.

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James Glover joins Square Mile as Director, Research and Consulting Operations

James Glover has joined Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research, (Square Mile) as Director, Research and Consulting Operations. He joins from J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he was Managing Director in the Investment Trust business, having previously worked in the European Equities team.

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Square Mile introduces the Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Growth fund to the Academy of Funds

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced the Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Growth fund into the Academy of Funds with an A rating.

The fund benefits from a credible and experienced team headed by Patrick Edwardson. The team also utilise the wider resources of the group, not least as the fund invests into underlying Baillie Gifford fund strategies for some of its asset class exposure.

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Job Opportunity: Business Development Manager

We're expanding the sales team at Square Mile! An exciting new opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join a small and dynamic business based in the City of London - and we're looking for an equally dynamic person to join our journey.

The Square Mile team has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs at the forefront of everything we do. We are looking for a like-minded individual to join our team who would be able to converse well on the consulting and investment services that we offer our clients.

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Talking With Nick Mustoe

Nick Mustoe, Chief Investment Officer, Invesco Henley Investment Centre talks being a contrarian investor, multi asset funds and karate with Richard Romer-Lee, Square Mile.

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Fund Rating Removal for the Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity, Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity, Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan Equity and Aberdeen Latin American Equity funds

We have taken the difficult decision to remove the ratings of the Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity fund, Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity fund, Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan Equity fund and Aberdeen Latin American Equity fund. We feel that as market conditions have changed over time, the team and process have not adapted quickly enough to cope with this.

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Fund rating changes for Fidelity Moneybuilder Income, Fidelity Extra Income and Fidelity Strategic Bond

After a career of over 40 years, it was announced today that veteran fixed income investor Ian Spreadbury will be retiring at the end of the year. Mr Spreadbury's careful management of these funds has led to a AAA rating in the Academy of Funds for his Moneybuilder Income fund, Extra Income fund and Strategic Bond fund.

Sajiv Vaid, current co-manager on the Moneybuilder Income and Extra Income funds, will move to a lead manager role on these funds, whilst Kris Atkinson and Peter Khan will become co-managers of the two funds respectively. The Strategic Bond fund already has two managers named alongside Ian Spreadbury, Tim Foster and Claudio Ferrarese, and these two will become co lead-managers on the fund.

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