Fidelity's anthony bolton and eaglet's peter webb on shortlist for outstanding achievement
Fidelity's Anthony Bolton and Eaglet's manager Peter Webb are among those on the shortlist for the Investment Week Investment Trust of the Year award for outstanding achievement.
Others on the shortlist for the accolade, designed to recognise excellence in fund management, are John Walton of British Empire Securities and Samuel Islay of Finsbury Worldwide Pharmaceutical.
A specialist award for outstanding achievement for structure or innovation within the investment trust industry will also be given. The judging panel has picked four nominees for this category: Aberforth Partners, Glasgow Investment Managers and Unicorn Asset Management for their consistently successful business models and the recently launched Exeter Selective Trust for its innovative structure.
The winners of these and eight other categories will be revealed at an evening awards ceremony at the Savoy on Wednesday 21 November. This will be preceeded by a half-day conference at Bloomberg's London offices. A major theme of this event will be how to find investment opportunities during a global economic slowdown.
Ravi Anand, director at New Star Asset Management, will examine the future of investment trusts in the UK savings market, exploring positioning and future possibilities. Sandy Fleming, manager of the F&C Smaller Companies IT, will look at what makes smaller companies interesting and why the attractions are not confined to the UK market.
Brian O'Neill, senior investment manager, international equities at Gartmore, will talk on where to look for global stock markets. He will discuss how the markets have performed since 11 September and what the economic prospects for major economies are. Ian McVeigh will carry on from this to discuss value stocks and how their recent recovery is only the beginning.
Following panel sessions, Chris Fishwick, investment director and head of specialist funds at Aberdeen, will talk on rebuilding the split capital investment trusts sector.
Director of European equities at Friends Ivory & Sime, Miller Law, will discuss continental European opportunities in small and mid caps. Peter Metcalfe, a consultant with JO Hambro Capital Management, will talk on sorting the wheat from the chaff in the IT arena.
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