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Margaret Lawson

SVM Asset Management Ltd, SVM Asset Management
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Manager profile
Margaret Lawson has managed the SVM UK Growth Fund for over ten years. Prior to co-founding SVM in 1990, Margaret was an investment manager at FS Assurance running its flagship UK fund, the FS Balanced Growth Fund. Margaret holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Strathclyde and is an associate of the Institute of Investment Professionals. Engaging with the leaders of top UK businesses is an important aspect of her investment process, the insights gained from frequent discussions with company management enables her to test their ability to deliver. 100% of Margaret’s time is spent focusing on the SVM UK Growth Fund. Whether she is travelling, shopping or reading, she is constantly on the lookout for cues that will improve the portfolio. Outside of work Margaret is a keen cook with an ever-expanding folio of recipes. She is also progressing steadily through her piano exams.
Total return for Margaret Lawson
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 : Margaret Lawson

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
Margaret Lawson 48.4 -12.4 -15.4 30.4 25.2 -0.1 17.8 1.8 31.2 12.2
Peer Group Composite 53.4 -6.9 -7.0 10.7 21.8 6.2 10.4 8.8 30.4 11.2
Over / Under -5.0 -5.5 -8.4 19.7 3.4 -6.3 7.4 -7.0 0.8 1.0
Performance vs peer group composite: Margaret Lawson
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
5 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
5 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
0 years
out of a possible 2
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
SVM UK Growth Co-managed UT UK All Companies since Oct 31 2005 to present
SVM UK Emerging Lead manager IT UK Smaller Companies since Oct 01 2012 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
SVM UK Opportunities since Sep 21 2005 to Dec 31 2013
Standard Life Investments Ignis Balanced Growth since Jan 25 1984 to Sep 01 1990
SVM World Equity since Apr 09 2010 to Nov 30 2010
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