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Paul Spencer

FE Alpha Manager
Franklin Templeton Funds (UK)
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FE Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a long track record, the manager has, period by period, consistently managed to outperform the peer group. Good stock picking has had a material positive impact on results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
Paul Spencer is lead manager of the Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund and joint manager of the Franklin UK Managers' Focus Fund. A member of the Franklin UK Equity Team, he specialises in UK mid-cap equity analysis and investment. Mr. Spencer joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management) in January 2011. Mr. Spencer started his investment career in 1987 when he joined BWD Rensburg. In 8 years Paul progressed through the ranks becoming head of research. In 1991, he assumed responsibility for the BWD UK Smaller Companies Trust, leaving in 1995 to join Granville Davies Limited as a director and Small and Mid Cap analyst. In 1999, Paul joined TD Waterhouse, where he was head of research, specialising in small and mid cap investment analysis. He returned to Rensburg in 2006 to manage the Rensburg UK Mid Cap Growth Trust (now Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund). Mr. Spencer holds a B.A., with honors, in economics from Nottingham University. He is a Fellow of the Securities Institute (FSI). Paul has received a number of awards for investment excellence, including the Moneywise Best UK All Companies Fund in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Money Observer Best UK Small/Mid Cap Fund 2009 and Best UK All Companies Fund over three years from Lipper in 2009.
Total return for Paul Spencer
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
 
 
 
 
 
3-39m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15-51m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27-63m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
39-75m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
51-87m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discrete calendar year performance : Paul Spencer

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
Paul Spencer 1.8 6.9 18.0 3.9 15.8 8.0 35.0 19.4 -1.7 19.1
Peer Group Composite -1.7 7.2 17.2 10.4 4.1 6.4 24.4 17.8 -5.3 11.9
Over / Under 3.5 -0.3 0.8 -6.5 11.7 1.6 10.6 1.6 3.6 7.2
Performance vs peer group composite: Paul Spencer
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
8 years
out of a possible 10
 
Overall markets
Up
Underperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 10
 
Rising markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 8
 
Falling markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 2
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Franklin UK Mid Cap Co-managed UT UK All Companies since Feb 01 2006 to present
Franklin UK Managers Focus Co-managed UT UK All Companies since Sep 01 2006 to present
Franklin UK Smaller Companies Co-managed UT UK Smaller Companies since Jun 22 2012 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
Franklin UK Smaller Companies since Jul 01 1991 to Sep 30 1995
Omnis UK All Companies since Sep 29 2018 to Jul 31 2019
Data provided by FE. Care has been taken to ensure that the information is correct, but FE neither warrants, represents nor guarantees the contents of information, nor does it accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies herein. Past performance does not predict future performance, it should not be the main or sole reason for making an investment decision. The value of investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise.

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