Eight Elite Rated funds honoured at the Royal Albert Hall

No fewer than eight Elite Rated funds were named best in their sector in the Fund Manager of the Year Awards at the Royal Albert Hall last week.

The event, sponsored by specialist publication Investment Week, was the 21st annual awards of its type. Fund managers for each of the funds listed below won their category:

In addition to two individual fund awards, Premier Asset Management won ‘Specialist’ group of the year. The company has four Elite Rated funds in total. The judges praised the company’s “incredibly impressive” returns generated for investors in a tough environment. Fidelity International, which has three Elite Rated Funds, won best Global Group.

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