Old Mutual Global Investors wins two major accolades


OLD MUTUAL GLOBAL INVESTORS WINS TWO MAJOR ACCOLADES

INCLUDING BEST EUROPEAN ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY AWARD

14 March 2014: Old Mutual Global Investors is proud to announce that it won two major awards at the European Funds Trophy 2014 Ceremony which was organised by FUNDCLASS and took place in Paris this month.  The company scooped the Best European Asset Management Company Award, 8 to 15 rated funds category, and the Old Mutual Global Equity Fund was named as Best International Large Cap Fund .

In its eighth year, the European Funds Trophy rewards the best European funds and the best European and National Asset Management Companies.  Asset management companies are rewarded for the global quality of their European range of funds and the European Grands Prix for asset managers is dependent on the size of an asset managers’ product range. 

Awards are organised in cooperation with  a group representing the European media from France, Italy, Spain and Luxembourg with a sponsorship from Fundsquare.  The Grands Prix Jury represents a community of researchers or investors. In 2014, this Jury was chaired by Carole Gresse, Director of Master’s Program 203 at the Dauphine University. 

Warren Tonkinson, Head of Global Distribution at Old Mutual Global Investors, comments: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award as it clearly demonstrates that Old Mutual Global Investors is highly regarded within the European market place.  With over 73%+ of our funds ranked above the median of their investment sectors over three years, we believe this award is true, independent recognition that we are a top class asset management company, which is important to us as we focus on enhancing our European distribution capability.”

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+ Source: OMGI as at 31/01/2014, AUM weighted

For further information, please contact:

Vee Montebello, +44 (0) 20 7332 7687

Old Mutual Global Investors

vee.montebello@omglobalinvestors.comco.uk

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.

*as at 31 December 2013

FUNDCLASS: 

FUNDCLASS is an European fund rating agency providing services to investors, having developed its own quantitative methodology based on risk and regularity assessment. FUNDCLASS starts its rating in 2001 and currently rates almost 24.000 funds (6.000 Isin) across Europe and almost 7.000 funds (18.000 Isin) in the USA. The methodology is always the same, regardless the place of incorporation of funds. FUNDCLASS adopted a clear business model where rating and opinions are paid by investors rather than funds.  One of the major specificity is that the methodology allows FUNDCLASS to evaluate both funds and management mandates.  For further information on FUNDCLASS contact Mr Bruno Zutterling on +33 1 72 33 97 78.

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 03/14/0064.