We are pleased to announce that Willem Vinke, portfolio manager of the Strategic Europe Quality Fund, has been ranked number 13 in the 2015 edition of “Top 100 Fund Managers” by L’Agefi Indices in Switzerland.
This ranking is based on the “Manager Ratio”, which takes into account the manager’s overall performance, experience, and career over a three-year period. L’Agefi Indices noted the cumulative three-year performance of 69.8% for Vinke, compared to the average of 35.3% for managers in the European Equity Sector.
The L’Agefi Indices ranking builds upon more recent news; Vinke’s Strategic Europe Value Fund celebrated its fifth anniversary. Over this five-year period since its inception, the Fund’s performance of 117% has significantly outperformed that of the MSCI Europe Total Return benchmark, which returned 64% during the same period. As well as contributing to Vinke’s L’Agefi ranking at number 13, this also places him in the top 3% of European equity managers in Citywire’s fund manager database.
A further accolade to be noted is that Willem recently won Citywire’s Best European Fund Manager in their 2015 Italian award. Vinke has developed his expertise through years of experience having been involved in the management of European equity funds since 1995.