Willem Vinke named as a manager to watch by Citywire Selector

Willem Vinke, portfolio manager of the EI Sturdza Strategic Europe Value Fund, has been named as one of Citywire Selector’s “four fund managers on the rise” investing in European equities. Citywire Selector reports that Vinke’s investments have returned +77.9% in euro terms based on the fund’s three-year, risk-adjusted performance. This is more than double the Equity-Europe sector’s average return of +37.5% over the same period. This means that Vinke outperformed the average by 108%.

In the Media
2 Feb 2016

Willem Vinke, portfolio manager of the EI Sturdza Strategic Europe Value Fund, has been named as one of Citywire Selector’s “four fund managers on the rise” investing in European equities. Citywire Selector reports that Vinke’s investments have returned +77.9% in euro terms based on the fund’s three-year, risk-adjusted performance. This is more than double the Equity-Europe sector’s average return of +37.5% over the same period. This means that Vinke outperformed the average by 108%.

Furthermore, Vinke received his eighth Citywire AAA-rating in January 2016, reflecting the expertise he has gained through over 20 years’ of investing in European equities. The Citywire Selector article can be read in full here.

% 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 5 Years Since Fund
Inception
Fund 23.74 38.62 77.94 102.84 112.23
MSCI Europe 8.22 15.63 38.55 49.37 55.00

Date: As at 31 December 2015
Source: EI Sturdza Investment Funds  

In his outlook for this year Vinke emphasised caution, removing cyclicals from a portfolio and to “watch over things like a hawk.” To listen to Vinke discussing the impact of a global slowdown in Europe, as well as China devaluations and US Fed moves, please watch his most recent BrightTALK webcast.This news marks a bright start to 2016, following the numerous successes and accolades that Willem Vinke attained last year, a year which marked the EI Sturdza Strategic Europe Value Fund’s fifth anniversary. These accolades included Vinke winning Citywire Italy’s Best European Fund Manager award, and being ranked number 13 in the 2015 edition of “Top 100 Fund Managers” by L’Agefi Indices in Switzerland.