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Kenny Watson

Liontrust Fund Partners LLP, Liontrust Global Funds plc
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FE Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a long track record, the manager has outperformed the peer group more often than not. stock picking has made a contribution to results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
Kenny Watson transferred to Liontrust in April 2017 after more than three years at Alliance Trust Investments. He is a co-manager of the Liontrust Monthly Income Bond and Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond funds. Prior to this, he worked for Ignis Asset Management for 15 years, specialising first in UK smaller companies, before moving to the fixed income team in 2004 where he was responsible for the sub-investment grade bond portfolios including the High Income Bond Fund. Prior to focusing on sub-investment grade bonds, he was part of the team managing investment grade life company mandates. He started his career at KPMG, after qualifying as a chartered accountant, before joining Murray Johnstone as a trainee fund manager in UK equities in 1994. Kenny has a BA in Accounting & Economics from the University of Strathclyde and is a chartered accountant.
Total return for Kenny Watson
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
 
 
 
 
 
1-37m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13-49m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25-61m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
37-73m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
49-85m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discrete calendar year performance : Kenny Watson

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
Kenny Watson 6.0 0.8 7.7 8.5 4.1 7.3 13.2 4.9 7.1 22.8
Peer Group Composite 7.3 0.8 3.0 8.6 2.8 6.7 10.7 3.7 8.2 20.7
Over / Under -1.3 0.0 4.7 -0.1 1.3 0.6 2.5 1.2 -1.1 2.1
Performance vs peer group composite: Kenny Watson
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
Up
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 10
 
Overall markets
Up
Underperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 10
 
Rising markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 10
 
Falling markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
0 years
out of a possible 0
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond Co-managed UT Sterling Corporate Bond since Oct 01 2013 to present
Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond Co-managed UT Sterling Corporate Bond since Oct 01 2013 to present
Liontrust GF Sustainable Future European Corporate Bond Co-managed FO Fixed Int - EUR Corporate Bond since May 29 2018 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
Standard Life Investments Ignis High Income Bond since Dec 31 2008 to Oct 23 2015
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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