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Trustnet’s alpha aims to pick the hot 100 fund managers

Trustnet has launched its new alpha manager rating service that highlights the top 100 managers by long-term performance.

Alpha manager ratings services is a quantitative-based tool that takes into account performance through all market conditions. It covers risk-adjusted alpha, consistency of performance versus a benchmark and consistency of a manager’s performance in rising and falling markets.

Manager data on Trustnet goes back to 2000 but anyone with a three-year track record can be an alpha manager.

The ratings are rebalanced once a year in a bid to counteract periods were managers have poor months or poor quarters. Any period where there is no record of performance is treated as a flat period.

Jupiter leads the list of firms with the most individual managers in the top 100, with a total of nine. These include Tony Nutt, John Chatfeild-Roberts and Philip Gibbs. Other leading firms include Fidelity and Newton with six and M&G, Schroders and Threadneedle with five.

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