of the Year
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Aberdeen has been one of the few asset managers to report positive net inflows during what has been a volatile period for markets and investors. For the nine months to 30 June 2008 the company reported net inflows of £1.4bn (€1.6bn). It has also been on the acquisition trail, particularly in property. Barclays Global Investors
Established over 30 years ago, Barclays Global Investors is today one of the world’s largest fund managers. Known widely as a large passive investor, BGI does in fact provide more choice than this when it comes to investments. Its offering includes pooled and segregated funds focusing on active, index and asset allocation strategies as well as services including liability-driven investments, currency strategies, cash management, securities lending, hedging strategies and transitions. “They’ve done a great job of diversifying their business,” noted one member of the judging panel. JO Hambro Capital Management
“This is a very well managed firm,” noted a judge. “It’s a good firm with good performance.” A boutique equity investment house, JO Hambro Capital Management is geared towards performance rather than asset gathering with a very active management style. The firm is dedicated to managing funds and segregated portfolios for investors seeking proven, experienced fund managers who set and adhere to their own style and investment process.