Fund managers from Henderson, Newton, BGF, Schroders and Man GLG have all been shortlisted in Morningstar’s Outstanding Fund Manager award.
The award will see the top gong handed out to the fund manager who has delivered “exceptional returns” over the long term, picking a “generationally great investor”.
The shortlist is Chris Burvill, manager of £2.09bn Henderson Cautious Managed fund, Iain Stewart, manager of the £9.7bn Newton Real Return fund, Nigel Bolton, manager of the £3.9bn BGF European fund, Justin Abercrombie, who runs the Schroders QEP Strategies, and Stephen Harker, manager of the £1.37bn GLG Japan CoreAlpha fund.
Morningstar will also hand out an award for Rising Talent, recognising fund managers who have managed their current fund for less than seven years and have “demonstrated the potential to achieve excellent and consistent long-term returns for investors”.
The shortlist is Alex Savvides, manager of the £334.6m JO Hambro UK Dynamic fund, Henry Dixon, manager of the £478.9m Man GLG Undervalued Assets fund, Oliver Kelton, who runs the £1.13bn Odey European Focus fund, Brian Hall, who runs the £2.21bn BGF European Value fund and Angel Agudo, manager of the £1.03bn Fidelity American Special Situations fund.
“All of our award nominees have outstanding records in delivering outperformance for investors, with strategies we believe are built for success over the long term,” says Jonathan Miller, director of manager research for Morningstar UK.