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Terry Smith

FE Alpha Manager
Fundsmith
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Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a long track record, the manager has, period by period, consistently managed to outperform the peer group. Good stock picking has had a material positive impact on results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
Terry Smith graduated in History from University College Cardiff in 1974. He worked for Barclays Bank from 1974-83 and became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1976. He obtained an MBA at The Management College, Henley in 1979. He became a stockbroker with W Greenwell & Co in 1984 and was the top-rated bank analyst in London from 1984-89. In 1990 he became head of UK Company Research at UBS Phillips & Drew, a position from which he was dismissed in 1992 following the publication of his best selling book Accounting for Growth. He joined Collins Stewart shortly after, and became a director in 1996. In 2000 he became Chief Executive and led the management buy-out of Collins Stewart, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange five months later. In 2003 Collins Stewart acquired Tullett Liberty and followed this in 2004 with the acquisition of Prebon Group, creating the world's second largest inter-dealer broker. Collins Stewart and Tullett Prebon were demerged in 2006 with Terry remaining CEO of Tullett Prebon until September 2014. In 2010 he founded Fundsmith where he is CEO and CIO. In 2012 he was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to New Zealand-UK relations following the success of his campaign to commemorate the New Zealander, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park.
Total return for Terry Smith
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 : Terry Smith

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
Terry Smith 15.4 13.9 13.8 26.7 12.8 5.5 25.0 15.9 9.2 -
Peer Group Composite 8.4 8.1 16.5 13.3 3.5 4.3 23.4 -2.7 4.2 -
Over / Under 7.0 5.8 -2.7 13.4 9.3 1.2 1.6 18.6 5.0 -
Performance vs peer group composite: Terry Smith
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
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Outperformed peer group composite
8 years
out of a possible 9
 
Overall markets
Up
Underperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 9
 
Rising markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
7 years
out of a possible 8
 
Falling markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 1
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Fundsmith Equity Lead manager IA Global since Nov 01 2010 to present
Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Lead manager IA Global since Nov 01 2017 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
Fundsmith Emerging Equities Trust PLC ORD since Jun 25 2014 to May 31 2019
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