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Alasdair Birch

SVM Asset Management Ltd
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FE Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing about the same as the peer group composite. Nevertheless, over a fairly lengthy 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
Alasdair Birch is deputy manager of the SVM Continental Europe Fund. He joined SVM from BNP Paribas Investment Partners UK where he was a junior portfolio manager within the European Mid and Small Cap team. Alasdair holds a BSc (Hons) Physics & Astronomy from the University of Durham, a Masters in Finance & Banking from the Universidad de Alcala and is a CFA charter holder. He is keen to get out of the office and engage with corporate Europe, traveling frequently to gather information on existing holdings prospective investments. With varying degrees of fluency in several European languages, he often spends time reading regional publications to keep up to date with local developments. Elsewhere, he can also be found on an Edinburgh hockey pitch where he is involved with playing and umpiring at a local club.
Total return for Alasdair Birch
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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Discrete calendar year performance : Alasdair Birch

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
Alasdair Birch 0.2 4.7 23.9 5.6 20.3 -3.3 - - - -
Peer Group Composite 1.9 5.0 23.5 7.8 10.3 -1.7 - - - -
Over / Under -1.7 -0.3 0.4 -2.2 10.0 -1.6 - - - -
Performance vs peer group composite: Alasdair Birch
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
2 years
out of a possible 6
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 6
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 5
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
0 years
out of a possible 1
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
SVM Continental Europe Co-managed (deputy) UT Europe Excluding UK since Jan 01 2014 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
No previously managed funds
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