Fund managers including Richard Pease, Harry Nimmo, Richard Buxton and rising star Philip Rodrigs were awarded the top Honours at the fifth Morningstar OBSR Awards last night.
The Outstanding Investor Honour was shared between Richard Pease (pictured), director of European equities at Henderson Global Investors, and SLI small-cap veteran Harry Nimmo.
This award is given to the manager or team that has produced exceptional returns over at least 10 years, with consideration given to their loyalty and tenure, consistency of approach, risk-adjusted returns and assets under management.
Meanwhile, the Outstanding Rising Talent Honour was awarded to Investec's Philip Rodrigs, who runs the £409m UK Smaller Companies fund and recently took over the UK Alpha fund.
This Honour rewards the manager or team that has established a position in the market and has the potential to achieve strong and consistent long-term returns, based on the objectives of the funds they manage.
In the group category, M&G Investments and First State received the Outstanding Investment House Honour.
Finally, the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Honour was awarded to Schroders' Richard Buxton, manager of the £2.8bn UK Alpha Plus fund.
All four of the awards are based on Morningstar OBSR's qualitative research.
Nigel Whittingham, managing director of Morningstar OBSR, said: "There are many very skilled fund managers in the UK and these honours recognise and celebrate those we deem to be at the very pinnacle of their profession.
"This year's winners of the Outstanding Investor Honour award, Harry Nimmo from Standard Life Investments and Richard Pease from Henderson Global Investors, are both excellent stock-pickers.
"They have used clear investment philosophies for 15 years and over 20 years respectively, delivering outstanding returns for investors."
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