JOHCM UK Opportunities loses Elite Rating, as manager retires

John Woods, manager of JOHCM UK Opportunities, has announced that he will retire on 30 September 2017. As a result, the fund will lose its Elite Rating.

John has run the fund very successfully since 2005 and will be handing over the reigns to to co-managers, Rachel Reutter and Michael Ulrich.

John Wood commented: “After 26 years in a demanding industry, I am looking forward to a fresh chapter in my life. I am grateful for the support given to me by clients over the years, but I will leave JOHCM knowing that the portfolio is in safe hands with Rachel and Michael at the helm.”

Darius McDermott, managing director of FundCalibre, commented: “John’s retirement means that the fund must lose its Elite Rating. He has been a great fund manager and we wish him all the very best for the future.

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