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Nigel Ridge

BlackRock, St. Jamess Place UT Group Ltd, BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.
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Manager profile
Nigel Ridge, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the UK Equity team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for covering the financial sector. Mr. Ridge's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr. Ridge was a senior fund manager on the UK Specialist Equity team. Prior to joining MLIM in 2004, Mr. Ridge was head of UK retail funds at Legal & General. He has 28 years’ experience of managing UK equities on both a core and a high performance basis, formerly at Schroders and also at Deutsche Asset Management. Mr. Ridge earned a BSc degree, with first class honours, in electrical and electronic engineering from Loughborough University in 1988.
Total return for Nigel Ridge
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.
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Quartile 4
Discrete calendar year performance : Nigel Ridge

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
Nigel Ridge 4.2 3.2 2.0 -3.6 6.7 -3.3 2.4 3.0 3.9 5.9
Peer Group Composite 2.6 1.0 2.9 3.0 2.2 -2.0 3.2 2.2 0.0 3.3
Over / Under 1.6 2.2 -0.9 -6.6 4.5 -1.3 -0.8 0.8 3.9 2.6
Performance vs peer group composite: Nigel Ridge
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
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 8
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 2
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
BlackRock UK Absolute Alpha Co-managed UT Targeted Absolute Return since Mar 28 2013 to present
SJP Global Absolute Return Co-managed UT Targeted Absolute Return since Oct 07 2013 to present
BlackRock SF UK Equity Absolute Return Co-managed FO Hedge/Stru Prod - Equity since Aug 18 2016 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
SJP UK Absolute Return since Oct 07 2013 to fund close
Putnam WT Opportunistic Value since Jul 01 2004 to fund close
BlackRock GF United Kingdom since Sep 01 2004 to Apr 01 2008
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