Old Mutual Global Investors scoops three awards at the UK 2014 Lipper Fund Awards


Old Mutual Global Investors was delighted to collect three awards at the UK Lipper Fund Awards which took place in London in March.  The Old Mutual Global Equity Fund won Best Fund over 3 and 5 years in the Equity Global Category and the Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies Focus Fund was awarded Best Fund over 10 years in the Equity UK Small and Mid Caps category.

Julian Ide, Chief Executive of Old Mutual Global Investors, comments “We are delighted to have won these prestigious industry awards.  Both these funds are highly regarded in the industry for their excellent performance.  These funds are part of Old Mutual Global Investors’ stable of top class funds, which has over 73%(*1) of our core funds ranked above the median of their investment sectors over three years.  This impressive investment track record is one of the reasons why we are now featuring at the top of the industry sales tables (*2).”

Both the Old Mutual Global Equity and Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies Focus Funds have delivered excellent long-term investment performance track records:

Managed by Ian Heslop, Amadeo Alentorn and Mike Servent, The Old Mutual Global Equity Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth through the active management of a diversified portfolio invested primarily in a broad range of global equities.  The Fund has remained in the top 10% of funds in the IMA Global Sector over 1, 2, 3 and 5 years and has outperformed its sector average and the MSCI World Benchmark over 1, 3 and 5 years (*3):


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The Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies Focus Fund was launched in January 2002 and has been managed by Daniel Nickols since January 2009.  This Fund aims to provide capital growth by investing primarily in an equity portfolio of UK smaller companies.  The Fund mirrors the strategy of the Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies Fund.  The Fund has also outperformed its IMA Sector average 1, 3, 5 and 10 years (the IMA UK Smaller Companies Sector) and the Numis Smaller Companies ex ITs index over 1, 3  and 10 years. (*4)):


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For further information, please contact:

Vee Montebello, +44 (0) 20 7332 7687, vee.montebello@omglobalinvestors.com

Notes for editors:

Old Mutual Global Investors

With assets under management of £16 billon*, Old Mutual Global Investors has grown strongly since its creation in August 2012.    Old Mutual Global Investors is the asset management division of Old Mutual Wealth.  The team consists of 174 industry professionals, including a team of 47 investment professionals. As part of Old Mutual Group it has a strong financial parent to support the activation of its business strategy. To find out more information please go to:  www.omglobalinvestors.com

Old Mutual Wealth:

Old Mutual Wealth, comprising Skandia and Old Mutual Global Investors, provides wealth management solutions such as investments, pensions and life assurance to help financial advisers manage their clients’ wealth. The business currently oversees £78.5 billion* in customer investments and has operations in the UK, Continental Europe and various international markets. Its strategy is to combine asset management with product and platform expertise, in order to grow further as a modern, integrated wealth management business that enables positive futures for its customers.

Old Mutual Wealth is a core part of Old Mutual plc, a leading international long-term savings, investment and protection Group. Based in London, it is trusted by more than 16 million customers across the world. For over 167 years, it has been serving the growing insurance and investment needs of local customers, companies and their advisers. Old Mutual’s vision is to become its customers’ most trusted partner, being passionate about helping them achieve their lifetime financial goals.

Lipper Awards:

The Lipper Fund Awards are a great accolade as they recognise consistent risk-adjusted performance.  Lipper applies a stringent approach to analyzing the funds that meet their criteria.  The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or ten years.  The Funds must have at least 36 months of performance history as of the end of the calendar year of the respective evaluation year.


*1. Source: OMGI as at 31/01/2014, AUM weighted

*2.           Source Pridham Report – OMGI 2nd re UK retail net sales for year ending 31 Dec 2013.

*3.           Cumulative Performance, Source Morningstar to 28 February 2014

*4.           Cumulative Performance, Source Morningstar to 31 December 2013

*as at 31 December 2013

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future performance.  Investment involves risks.  The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back any of the amount originally invested.    Old Mutual Global Investors is the trading name of Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited, Old Mutual Fund Managers Limited and Old Mutual Investment Management Limited.  Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited is registered in England & Wales under number 02949554, Old Mutual Fund Managers Limited is registered in England & Wales under number 01825772 and Old Mutual Investment Management Limited is registered in England & Wales under number 4227837. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with FCA register numbers 171847, 1193240, 208543 respectively, VAT number 386 1301 59. OMGI 03/14/0112.