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Will James

Aberdeen Standard Fund Manager, Standard Life Investments GS
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Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing about the same as the peer group composite. However, over a long track record, the manager has, period by period, over- and under-performed roughly equally. stock picking has made a contribution to results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
Will joined the European Equities team in Jan 2007. He has managed the European Equity Income Fund since launch and covers the Technology, Chemical and Paper sectors. Prior to starting a career in investment management Will served as an officer in the 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He read French and Business Studies at the University of Edinburgh, holds the Securities Institute Diploma and is a CFA charterholder.
Total return for Will James
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
 
Quartile 1
Quartile 2
Quartile 3
Quartile 4
 
 
 
 
 
11-47m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23-59m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
35-71m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
47-83m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
59-95m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discrete calendar year performance : Will James

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Will James 2.6 2.7 -0.2 14.9 20.9 0.5 3.3 24.1 17.5 -6.0
Peer Group Composite 1.4 1.5 1.3 21.7 18.4 3.6 3.9 27.9 14.1 -11.4
Over / Under 1.2 1.2 -1.5 -6.8 2.5 -3.1 -0.6 -3.8 3.4 5.4
Performance vs peer group composite: Will James
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
 
Overall markets
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Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
 
Overall markets
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Underperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
 
Rising markets
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Outperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 9
 
Falling markets
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Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 1
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
ASI Europe ex UK Income Equity Co-managed UT Europe Excluding UK since Apr 03 2009 to present
Standard Life Investments Continental European Equity Income Co-managed FO Equity - Europe ex UK since Mar 11 2014 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
LF Adam Worldwide since Apr 01 2005 to Dec 31 2007
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