Eric Sturdza and Constantin Sturdza – co-portfolio managers of the Sturdza Family Fund (the “Fund”) team – have both been awarded the Citywire Fund Manager “A” rating³. The Citywire Fund Manager Ratings measure performance across all the funds run by a given manager.
This news is in addition to our recent announcement regarding the Sturdza Family Fund’s recognition from Morningstar, awarding the Fund a 5-star rating for the SI class and 4-star rating for the A and B share classes for their risk / reward profile1; as well as a 5 Globe Sustainability rating2 putting the Fund in the top 10% of all Fund’s within its peer group.
The Citywire Manager Ratio that is used to determine a manager’s eligibility for a rating is based on the Information Ratio, with both the manager’s monthly results and the benchmark returns taken in the same currency as that specified for each sector. In order to receive a Manager Ratio, the manager must have been active against a benchmark at the beginning (or before the beginning) of the period and against the same benchmark at the end of the period under review. They must also have been active for 7/9 (77.8%) of the period. The Citywire Rating is based on the ranking of managers by their Manager Ratios (across all sectors). The database is split into two pools based on those who have a positive Manager Ratio and those with a Manager Ratio of zero and below. Managers with a positive Manager Ratio are then split into four tiers, ranging from AAA to +4.
Andy Fish, Managing Director of Eric Sturdza Investments commenting on the ratings stated:
“Given that the Sturdza Family Fund reached its third anniversary in December 2021, Eric and Constantin Sturdza, as the Co-Portfolio Managers of the Fund became eligible for consideration, as such we are delighted by the further recognition of the risk-adjusted returns the team have delivered to our investors since inception.“
The Fund is managed by a team of six experienced and complementary managers: Eric Vanraes, Pascal Perrone, David Haynal, Marc Craquelin, led by Eric and Constantin Sturdza. Further details regarding the team, their respective experience and responsibilities towards the Fund can be viewed here.
The team operate closely together in the management of the Fund, however, the allocation of roles and responsibilities is clearly defined. The Fund’s achievements and recent recognitions are a credit to the team as a whole and reflective of the depth of knowledge, experience and contribution that each individual brings to the team.
Commenting on Citywire’s rating Constantin Sturdza stated:
“First and foremost, we would like to thank our clients for their trust. These past three years have been rocked by powerful and sometimes unpredictable events, and I am proud that our strategy, based on long-term principles of value creation, has so far delivered on its ambitions. Going forward, we look to continuously enhance our approach and adapt to an evolving investment landscape, in order to serve our clients in a unique way – and by so doing, maintaining a total alignment of interest as cornerstone investors ourselves. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Eric Sturdza and myself to express our personal thanks to the entire team for their dedication and unrelenting hard work; which has been instrumental in making the Fund a success”.
As always, we invite investors and prospective investors, to contact us should you wish to receive any additional information regarding the Sturdza Family Fund.
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1 Source of Rating: Morningstar. Rating provided for the defined share class. A high rating alone is an insufficient basis for an investment decision. Past performance is neither a guarantee nor a reliable indicator of future results. Returns could be reduced, or losses incurred, due to currency fluctuations. Please refer to the following link for more information about the methodology of calculation: https://esi.fund/?ODI4MDE.
2 Morningstar Sustainability Rating breakpoints: 5 High (highest 10%), 4 Above Average (next 22.5%), 3 Average (next 35%), 2 Below Average (next 22.5%) and 1 Low (lowest 10%)
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3 Source & Copyright: Citywire. Eric and Constantin Sturdza are Citywire A-rated by Citywire for their 3-year risk-adjusted performance for the period 31 December 2018 – 31 December 2021.
4 For further details regarding Citywire’s methodology and selection criteria please refer to: https://www.citywire.co.uk/Publications/WEB_Resources/AKG_Citywire_Global_Ratings_Report_April_2020.pdf
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