Lipper figures show that Mott’s fund stands at £343m compared with £374.1m in the Credit Suisse income fund.
Credit Suisse has struggled with the income franchise since Mott’s departure in 2006 when the combined income franchise of income, monthly income and alpha stood at £1.6bn. Lipper figures for October 31 show that the combined franchise is now £570.4m.
Credit Suisse appointed Graham Ashby, Michael Crawford and Marcus Chandler to its UK equity income desk in August 2007. Ashby heads the main income offering. He says: “In line with many other fund groups, CSAM has experienced a significant reduction in the size of its funds under management due to the decline in equity markets but actual fund outflows across our UK equity income range have remained very modest this year.”
Both funds are third-quartile in the UK equity income sector over 12 months, according to the IMA.
Chelsea Financial Services managing director Darius McDermott says: “Graham has done a good job since joining Credit Suisse but outflows are to be expected in these markets, except for the very highly regarded like Mott.”