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Colm McDonagh

Colm McDonagh

This manager holds a Long Only Rating: View performance
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About Colm McDonagh

As head of emerging markets at Insight Investment, Colm McDonagh manages several funds including the Insight Absolute Emerging Market Debt Fund. Colm uses cash as a tactical element of his strategy for this fund which involves a macro and fundamental investment style and uses derivatives. Prior to joining Insight Investment in 2008 he worked for two years at Hydra Capital Management, and started his career at Aberdeen Asset Management in 2000. He is currently based in London and studied finance and law at University College Dublin.

Invests in own strategies

Runs institutional money

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  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated AA in Dec 2013


  • JRated AA in Jan 2014
  • FRated AA in Feb 2014
  • MRated A in Mar 2014
  • ARated AA in Apr 2014
  • MRated A in May 2014
  • JRated AA in Jun 2014
  • JRated AA in Jul 2014
  • ARated AA in Aug 2014
  • SRated A in Sep 2014
  • ORated AA in Oct 2014
  • NRated AA in Nov 2014
  • DRated AA in Dec 2014


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2015
  • FRated AA in Feb 2015
  • MRated A in Mar 2015
  • ARated A in Apr 2015
  • MRated A in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated AA in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated AA in Sep 2015
  • ONot rated in Oct 2015
  • NNot rated in Nov 2015
  • DNot rated in Dec 2015


  • JNot rated in Jan 2016
  • FNot rated in Feb 2016
  • MNot rated in Mar 2016
  • ANot rated in Apr 2016
  • MNot rated in May 2016
  • JNot rated in Jun 2016
  • JRated AA in Jul 2016
  • ARated AA in Aug 2016
  • SRated A in Sep 2016


over : 30/09/2017 - 30/09/2018

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -0.5% -4.1% -2.0%
2017 4.3% 1.9% 0.5% 1.3% 0.6%
2016 -0.2% 2.7% 1.3% -0.9% -3.3%
2015 -4.3% 0.2% -1.7% -1.0% -1.8%
2014 2.4% 0.8% 2.0% -0.2% -0.3%
2013 -0.4%

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Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.