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Women to watch: top female fund managers reaping returns

Here are the female fund managers taking Switzerland by storm.

Despite mixed-gender teams becoming more popular, female fund managers are still underrepresented in the asset management world, accounting for just 8% of all fund managers in Switzerland according to the Citywire Alpha Female 2018 report. 

Taking a look into the report, we have identified the top 10 Citywire-rated female managers taking the Swiss asset management industry by storm. 

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Despite mixed-gender teams becoming more popular, female fund managers are still underrepresented in the asset management world, accounting for just 8% of all fund managers in Switzerland according to the Citywire Alpha Female 2018 report. 

Taking a look into the report, we have identified the top 10 Citywire-rated female managers taking the Swiss asset management industry by storm. 

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Olga Karakozova

Danske Invest

Citywire AAA-rated Olga Karakozova hails from Danske Bank, where she manages the Danske Invest Russia fund. 

She has achieved returns of 67.3% over the past three years to 31 July 2018, delivering returns 9.1% above the sector average. 

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Anick Baud-Woodtli

Banque Cantonale de Genève

Anick Baud-Woodtli, an AAA-rated fund manager from BCGE, manages two funds: the Synchrony Small & Mid Cap CH and the Synchrony (LU) Swiss Small & Mid Caps CHF.

She has been AAA-rated since December 2017 and has achieved returns of 65.4% over the past thee years.

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Joanna Kwok

JP Morgan

Based in Hong Kong, Joanna Kwok is an AA-rated manager overseeing JP Morgan's Asia Growth fund, alongside AA-rated Mark Davids

The fund has landed returns of 43.8% over the past three years to 31 July 2018, bringing home nearly 15 basis points more than the sector average. 

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Sophia Li

First State Stewart Asia

Sophia Li is an A-rated manager from First State Stewart Asia, a subsidiary of First State Investments. She manages the First State Greater China Growth fund and the First State Japan Equity III Acc fund alongside AA-rated Martin Lau. 

Li has achieved returns of 40.3% over the past three years to 31 July 2018. 

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Natalie N. Trevithick

Payden & Rygel

Natalie Trevithick is an AAA-rated manager responsible for corporate bond portfolios at Payden & Rygal. 

She currently manages the Payden Low Duration Credit USD Acc fund alongside AA-rated Alfred Giles. The fund has achieved returns of 6.8% over the past three years to 31 July 2018. 

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Birgitte Olsen

Bellevue

AA-rated Birgitte Olsen is the sole manager on four funds at Bellevue: the BB Entrepreneur Switzerland, Bellevue F (Lux) BB Entrepreneur EurSmall B EUR, Bellevue F (Lux) BB Entrepreneur Europe B EUR fund and Bellevue F (Lux) BB Entrepreneur Swiss Small and Mid Cap B CHF funds. 

She has returned 25.9% over the past three years to 31 July 2018 and was AAA-rated until August 2018.

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Aisa Ogoshi

JP Morgan

AAA-rated Aisa Ogoshi works at JP Morgan Hong Kong and manages the JP Morgan Pacific Equity A Dis USD fund alongside AA-rated Robert Lloyd.

Ogoshi is tied for first with Lloyd in the Asia-Pacific inc-Japan sector as recorded by Citywire, having returned 45.7% over the past three years to 31 July 2018. 

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Elina Fung

HSBC Global Asset Management

Elina Fung is a longstanding AAA-rated manager, holding the title without interruption since early 2016. She works for HSBC GAM and manages the HSBC GIF Asia ex-Japan Equity Smaller Cos AD USD fund alongside AAA-rated Alex Kwan.

Fung ranks first in the Asia-Pacific small and medium companies sector along with Kwan, returning 37.8% over the past three years to 31 July 2018.

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Eva Fornadi

Comgest

Comgest's Eva Fornadi has been AAA-rated since mid-2017 and comes out on top in the European small and medium equity sector, with returns of 63% over the past three years.

She manages the Comgest Growth Europe Smaller Companies EUR Acc fund alongside AA-rated Rebecca Kaddoum and AA-rated Alistair Wittet, plus the Comgest Growth Europe Opps EUR Acc fund alongside Kaddoum and A-rated Franz Weis

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Sylvie Sejournet

Pictet Asset Management

Sylvie Sejournet is a AAA-rated manager at Pictet, where she manages the Pictet Digital P USD fund alongside AAA-rated Nolan Hoffmeyer.

She has been AAA-rated since October 2017 and has returned 61.7% over the past three years to 31 July 2018. 

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