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David Crawford

FE Alpha Manager
City Financial Investment Comp
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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. Good stockpicking has had a material positive impact on results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
In March 2008 whilst at Octopus, David launched the Fund that is now named the City Financial Absolute Equity Fund.  Prior to Octopus, David co-managed a £500m UK smaller companies portfolio at Hermes, which demonstrated significant outperformance of the FTSE Small-Cap and AIM benchmark. He has more than 14 years of investment experience and joined City Financial in September 2012 having previously worked at Octopus Investments, Hermes Investment Management and M&G Investments. David graduated from Durham University with a first class Honours degree in Chemistry.
Total return for David Crawford
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
Discrete calendar year performance : David Crawford

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
David Crawford 23.8 -19.6 28.2 34.6 21.3 9.5 0.7 -21.5 64.6 18.7
Peer Group Composite 2.9 1.4 2.3 3.8 5.1 2.5 1.1 1.9 8.4 -0.2
Over / Under 20.9 -21.0 25.9 30.8 16.2 7.0 -0.4 -23.4 56.2 18.9
Performance vs peer group composite: David Crawford
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
7 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 9
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 1
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
City Financial Absolute Equity Lead manager IA Targeted Absolute Return since Mar 28 2008 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
IM Octopus Absolute European since Jun 01 2011 to fund close
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