Winners of Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year

BlackRock’s Michael Krautzberger (EUR Bonds) and Alken’s Nicolas Walewski (European Equity) Wins the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Award.

Morningstar Europe Editor 31.03.2014 | 11:21
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BlackRock’s Michael Krautzberger Wins the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Award

His experience, consistent track record, and the team backing him, combined with Morningstar’s very high conviction in his ability to deliver incremental performance going forward within a risk-aware framework, make Michael Krautzberger of BlackRock Euro Bond Morningstar’s European Fund Manager of the Year for European Fixed Income.

Krautzberger was named European Fund Manager of Year for European Fixed Income at a special ceremony Thursday evening as part of the Morningstar Investment Conference Europe in Amsterdam.  Other nominees were Richard Klijnstra of Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund and Mikael Lundström who manages Evli Corporate Bond and Evli European High Yield.

BlackRock Euro Bond is one of Morningstar’s favourite funds in the sector and Michael Krautzberger is key to our favourable view”, says Morningstar analyst Karine Nowak who covers BlackRock Euro Bond. “His experience is particularly relevant for this fund as he has run global bond funds before and is used to working as part of a large fixed-income team.”

BlackRock Euro Bond is awarded the highest Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, which means that the fund is best-of-breed and distinguishes itself across the five pillars of the Morningstar Analyst Rating (People, Parent, Process, Performance and Price) and has garnered the analysts’ highest conviction.

Alken’s Nicolas Walewski Wins the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Award

Nicolas Walewski is a contrarian investor who does not invest according to momentum trends and does not follow the crowd for his fund Alken European Opportunities. He is an opportunistic investor with an outstanding record of outperformance who is not afraid to close his fund to protects his investors. These qualities make him Morningstar’s European Fund Manager of the Year for European Equity.

“A fine example of stewardship”, says Morningstar analyst Thomas Lancereau about Nicolas Walewski. “This is evidenced by his decision to close Alken European Opportunities to new subscriptions in order to protect the returns of existing investors. This means he is refusing money and additional fees in the interests of current investors. He closed the fund in 2007 and again in 2013.”
This is one of the reasons Walewski was named European Fund Manager of Year for European Equity at a special ceremony Thursday evening as part of the Morningstar Investment Conference Europe in Amsterdam.  Other nominees included Tim Stevenson (Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity and Henderson Euro Trust) and Isabel Levy (Métropole Sélection).

Engagement
Nicolas Walewski has accumulated 20 years of investment experience. He began his career in 1993 at Crédit Lyonnais. From 1999 to 200 he worked as manager at Bank Syz where he produced excellent results as head of the Oyster European Opportunities Fund. Walewski founded Alken Asset Management in December 2005 and has surrounded himself with a strong team in terms of experience and qualifications. Over five years to the end February 2014 Alken European Opportunities has widely outperformed its competitors. Lancereau: “We also appreciate that Walewski, like most members of the team, invests himself in his fund. This is a good way to show engagement with investors.”

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Alken European Opportunities R244,83 EUR-0,51Rating
BGF Euro Bond A120,27 EUR-1,20Rating

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