Award winning first quarter for Old Mutual Global Investors


Old Mutual Global Investors won a bumper collection of awards over the first three months of the year, including group, fund and fund manager awards.

The awards are from across the globe including the UK, Europe, Asia and South Africa. The Global Equities Team, headed by Ian Heslop, was one of the big winners picking up eight awards between their North American, Global Equity and Global Equity Absolute Return funds.

Julian Ide, CEO of Old Mutual Global Investors comments:

“We are delighted to have been recognised at so many prestigious industry awards so far this year. The recognition comes from the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia and reflects our ambition to offer customers an outstanding range of funds, with excellent investment performance. 

“It is important to us that influential distributors and clients recognise the results from the hard work that we have put in over the last year. I am confident we have the right culture and ambition in place so that we can build on this success throughout the year and beyond.”

The following awards have been picked up over the quarter, in chronological order:

  • 2014 Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards – 15 January 2015

-          Outstanding Global Asset Management 2014

  • 2015 Raging Bull Awards, South Africa – 28 January 2015

-          Best South African Domiciled Global Equity General Fund over Three Years for the Old Mutual Global Equity Fund (outsourced by Old Mutual Investment Group, SA to Old Mutual Global Investors)

  • 2015 Morningstar South Africa Awards – 31 January 2015:

-          Best Global Equity Fund for the Old Mutual Global Equity Fund

  • 2015 European Funds Trophy Awards – 3 March 2015:

-          Best long term management of a range of funds in the 41 -70 rated funds

-          Best International Large Cap Fund for the Old Mutual Global Equity fund

  • 2015 Hedge Fund Journal UCIT Awards – 4 March 2015:

-          Best Relative Value fund for the Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return fund

  • FE Alpha Manager Awards – 12 March 2015:

-          Best in Smaller Companies for Dan Nickols, manager of the Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies Fund

  • Citywire Asia Fund Manager and Group Awards, Hong Kong and Singapore – 16 March 2015:

-          Best Group, Japanese Equity

  • 2015 Investors Choice Awards, EMEA – 26 March 2015

-          Market Neutral Fund of 2014 for the Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return Fund

-          Market Neutral Fund, Long Performance for the Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return Fund

  • Morningstar 2015 UK Fund Awards – 31 March 2015

-          Best Global Equity Fund for the Old Mutual Global Equity Fund

-          Best US Equity Fund for the Old Mutual North American Equity Fund

  • 2015 Institutional Investor European Money Masters Awards – 31 March 2015

-     Best UK Large Cap Equity Fund for the Old Mutual UK Alpha Fund

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About Old Mutual Global Investors:

Old Mutual Global Investors launched in 2012 and aims to be a top five asset manager in the UK retail market and a leading player in selected international markets. It now has strong distribution capabilities spanning the UK, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The business plans to grow its market share through investing in existing core investment skills and expanding capabilities where they are complementary to the business’s culture and focus. 

Old Mutual Global Investors has grown strongly since its creation and now has assets under management of £21 billion*.  The team consists of 214 industry professionals, including a team of 51 investment professionals. As part of Old Mutual Group it has a strong financial parent to support the activation of its business strategy. Old Mutual Global Investors is the asset management division of Old Mutual Wealth. To find out more information please go to:  www.omglobalinvestors.com

Old Mutual Wealth:

Old Mutual Wealth is a leading retail investment business in the UK and internationally that aims to help people secure their financial future.

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: 

  • Financial advice via the Intrinsic network and independent financial advisers
  • Platform based wealth management products and services via Old Mutual Wealth in the UK and Old Mutual International globally
  • Asset management solutions via Old Mutual Global Investors 
  • Discretionary investment management via Quilter Cheviot

Old Mutual Wealth currently oversees £82.5* billion in customer investments.

Old Mutual Wealth is part of Old Mutual plc, a FTSE 100 group that provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance. Old Mutual is trusted by more than 16 million customers across the world and has a total of £319.4 billion* assets under management.

*as at 31 December 2014