The Citywire Switzerland Fund Manager and Group Awards 2018 is coming to Zurich on 8 March to celebrate the very best in Swiss asset management.

We will be handing out awards for Citywire Best Groups and Citywire Best Fund Managers awards across 12 investment sectors.

With one day to go until the awards, we take a look at the candidates topping the boards in the remaining equity sectors.

Find out all the nominations for the bond sectors here, and the other equity sectors already showcased here.

Citywire’s fund manager database tracks and rates over 15,000 individual portfolio managers across 41 countries, and our awards give us the opportunity to highlight some of Switzerland's leading asset management talent.

At a glance, here’s a selection of equity sectors with an award in play:

  • Equity – Japan
  • Equity – US
  • Equity – Global Emerging Markets
  • Property – Global Equity

Let's take a closer look at the contenders in the running for each award:

Equity – Japan

Manager Current Citywire Rating
James Pulsford, Sara Gardiner-Hill & Karl Hammond - Alma Capital Investment Management (Lux) AAA, AAA, AAA
Steve Glod - Banque de Luxembourg Investments AA
Shintaro Harada - Nomura Asset Management AA
Ken Maeda - Schroders AA
Archibald Ciganer - T Rowe Price AA


And the groups shortlisted are:

  •  BLI - Banque de Luxembourg Investments
  • Comgest
  • Eastspring
  • Fidelity International
  • Syz Group

Equity - US

Manager Current Citywire Rating
Stephen Moore - Artemis A
Alexander Farman-Farmaian - Edgewood Management AA
Aziz Hamzaogullari - Natixis Investment Managers AA
Burak Alici - Morgan Stanley AAA
Raphael Pitoun - Seilern Investment Management AAA


And the groups shortlisted are:

  • AllianceBernstein
  • Edgewood Management
  • Lyrical Asset Management
  • Majedie Asset Management
  • Seilern Investment Management

Equity - Global Emerging Markets

Manager Current Citywire Rating
Gary Greenberg - Hermes Investment Management AA
Gonzalo Pangaro - T Rowe Price AA
Robert James & Niall Paul - TT International AAA, AAA
Geoffrey Wong - UBS (UK) AAA
Roger Merz & Thomas Schaffner - Vontobel Asset Management  n/a, AA


And the groups shortlisted are:

  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Hermes Investment Management
  • Nordea
  • TT International
  • Vontobel Asset Management

Property - Global Equity

Manager Current Citywire Rating
Egbert Nijmeijer & Matthijs Storm - Kempen Capital Management +, +
Charles McKinley - Nordea +
Daniel Würmli - Swisscanto Zürcher Kantonalbank A
Ryan Dobratz, Michael Winer & Jason Wolf - Third Avenue Management A, A, A


And the groups shortlisted are:

  • BlackRock
  • Kempen Capital Management
  • Swisscanto Invest Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Third Avenue Management

Best Fund Manager Awards go to the individual fund manager generating the highest risk-adjusted returns in a particular sector over the past three years to 31 January 2018 in Switzerland. These are based on the individual track records for all funds they have run in the sector over this period.

Best Fund Manager Awards are derived by isolating the individuals with the highest risk-adjusted returns at a sector level over three years to 31 January 2018. In order to qualify, fund managers must run a fund registered for sale in Switzerland.

Our ratings methodologies are actuarially approved by AKG Actuaries & Consultants.