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SharingAlpha.com revealed their annual rating tables.
Veritas Asian Fund - Asia ex-Japan Equity
Matthews Asia Fds Asia Credit Opps - Asia Fixed Income
JPM Pacific Equity Fund - Asia Equity
Brasil Capital Equity Fund - Brazil Equity
UBS (Lux) EF China Opportunity - Greater China Equity
Vontobel Dynamic Commodity - Commodities Broad Basket
Lazard Convertible - Global Convertibles
Templeton Frontier Markets Fund - Emerging Markets Equity
DPAM L Bonds Emerging Markets Sust - Emerging Markets Fixed Income
Magallanes European Equity FI - Europe Equity Large Cap
Valentum FI - Europe Equity Mid/Small Cap
Storm Bond Fund - Euro Fixed Income
Amundi Ultra Short Term Bond SRI - Euro Money Market
The AtonRâ Fund - Global Equity Large Cap
Baillie Gifford Global Discovery Fund - Global Equity Mid/Small Cap
PIMCO GIS Global Bond Fund - Global Fixed Income
MW TOPS UCITS Fund - Long/Short Equity
Robeco High Yield Bonds - High Yield Fixed Income
Kotak India Midcap Fund - India Equity
CAP Japan Equity Fund - Japan Equity
Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified - Multialternative
BGF World Gold Fund - Precious Metals Sector Equity
Polar Capital Biotechnology Fund - Healthcare Sector Equity
AXA Aedificandi - Real Estate Sector Equity
BGF World Technology Fund - Technology Sector Equity
Liontrust Special Situations Fund - UK Equity Large Cap
Liontrust UK Smaller Companies Fund - UK Equity Mid/Small Cap
PIMCO Income Fund -US Fixed Income
Iron Trust - Treasury Fund -US Money Market
ABN AMRO Parnassus US Sustainable Eqs -US Equity Large Cap Blend
Polen Capital Focus US Growth Fund - US Equity Large Cap Growth
Threadneedle American Smlr Coms Fd - US Equity Mid Cap
Laurium Limpopo Master LP - Africa Equity
Schroder ISF Emerging Europe - Europe Emerging Markets Equity
Legg Mason WA Macro Opportunities Bd Fd - Long/Short Credit
JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund - Global Macro
Acatis Gané Value Event Fonds - Multi-Asset Allocation
|Country||Company||Last Name||First Name|
|Germany||DWPT Deutsche Wertpapiertreuhand||Kagel||Vinicius|
|United States||North American Management Corporation||Huber||Douglas|
|Spain||Tio&Codina Asesores||Roig Roca||Daniel|
|Norway||Mercer (Norge) AS||Johanson Tanke||Kim|
|Luxembourg||Patrimonia Family Office||Belkacemi||Mona|
|United States||Campbell Williams, Inc.||Cardona||Alfredo|
|United Kingdom||LGT Vestra||Craven||Noel|
|United Kingdom||Yellow Capital Wealth Management||Ellwood||Haydn|
|South Africa||G E Kuschke Incorporated||Erich||Kuschke|
|Switzerland||Nickel Pajaste SA||Gosteli||Stephane|
|Spain||Tressis||Guerrero Carral||Jose Carlos|
|South Africa||Holborn Assets||Heinrich||Slabber|
|France||Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites||Herve||Seignol|
|Switzerland||Edmond de Rothschild||Heymann||Arnaud|
|South Africa||Financial Junction Investments||Hubert||Sherrat|
|United Kingdom||Sand Aire||Lenart||Peter|
|Spain||Altex Partners Gestion SGIIC||Llorente||Fernando|
|Italy||Edmond de Rothschild||Ottolenghi||David|
|Belgium||Miles Ahead Investment Company||Peeters||Tim|
|United Kingdom||Octopus Investments||Thompson||Peter|
|United Kingdom||VWM Wealth||Thomson||David|
|Italy||Amundi Investment Management||Valvona||Filippo|
|Norway||DNB Asset Management||Wilander||Fredrik|
|United Kingdom||FE fundinfo||Younes||Charles|
|Switzerland||Banca Credinvest||Barzaghi||Marco Luca|
|United Kingdom||WH Ireland||Beaney||Steven|
|Spain||Andbank Wealth Management SGIIC||Cañabate||Pilar|
|France||Swiss Life Banque Privée||Chapelle||Antoine|
|United States||D'Arcy Wealth Management, Inc||Cherry||Bobby|
|Spain||Adhoc EAFI||de la Plata||Santiago|
|Switzerland||Lungershausen Eggensperger Enzler & Partner||Enzler||Christian|
|United Kingdom||Raymond James Mayfair||Evans||Luke|
|Canada||Qualified Financial Services Inc||Gallant||Rick|
|Canada||Sun Life Financial||Galvan||Marco|
|Sweden||Söderberg & Partners||Hahne||Kristian|
|Germany||Hauck & Aufhaeuser Privatbankiers||Hoelscher||Axel|
|South Africa||Patrimoine Conseil Pty||Hormann||Anton|
|Luxembourg||Arche Wealth Management||Juan||Vincent|
|South Africa||Celerity Investments||Kotzee||Andries|
|Luxembourg||Fuchs & Associes Finance||Lecluyse||Jan|
|South Africa||Old Mutual||Leon||Rheeder|
|South Africa||Dave Pohl and Associates||Matt||Pohl|
|United Kingdom||Murdoch Asset Management||Robilliard||Austen|
|Italy||Banca popolare di Milano||Scopigno||Alessandro|
|South Africa||The Robert Group||Shutte||Devin|
|Portugal||Banco LJ Carregosa||Silva||Filipe|
|United States||Croghan Colonial Bank||Baughman||Tracy|
|Portugal||BiG - Banco de Investimento Global||Broega||Rui|
|Belgium||Lavand'Homme & de Borrekens, Brussels||de Mahieu||Alexandre|
|France||Myria Asset Management||Guerillot||Thierry|
|Germany||RP Rheinische Portfolio Management||Hajek||Mirko|
|United States||Northern Trust Corporation||Indiveri||Steve|
|United States||Wells Fargo Advisors||McClain-Svec||Mike|
|South Africa||Noble Wealth Management||Percy||Gosher|
|Sweden||Svensk Fond och Forsokring||Pettersson||Bob|
|Portugal||BPI Vida e Pensões||Teixeira||Madalena|
The lists of Top Allocators and Top funds are updated monthly on www.SharingAlpha.com.
SharingAlpha is the first user-generated fund rating platform that has become the world's largest fund rating agency in terms of the number of fund selectors contributing to its ratings.
On SharingAlpha, individual vetted fund selectors are ranked in terms of their talent in selecting funds. They build a long-term provable track record of their ability enabling them to test their analysis, and if they choose the raters are able to present their proven track record to existing and potential clients. Since a long term track record is more meaningful, fund allocators are encouraged to start building a personal proven track record early on.
The fact that the SharingAlpha fund selectors determine which funds will be rated and they give that rating knowing it will influence their track record creates a robust model for reliable ratings based on the wisdom of a large number of professional participants while solving potential conflict of interest present in the traditional rating industry.
SharingAlpha offers professional fund selectors a way to improve their career prospects and to complement their fund research activities by leveraging on insights gathered from a large group of specialists.
Beyond a fund selection ranking, allocators have the possibility of building a virtual fund of funds and in turn SharingAlpha ranks them based on their performance not only as fund selectors but also as asset allocators.
Another advantage that SharingAlpha brings to the market is the possibility to grow to scale more rapidly and effectively. This is done by moving from the current rating model where fund selectors work in silos to a more centralized approach in which their views are shared on a dedicated platform.
SharingAlpha’s revenue model isn't based on charging fund managers for appearing on our platform, they offer the same chances to all fund managers be they large international firms or small local boutiques.
Furthermore, they empower buyers to take control of the distribution process by deciding which fund managers they want to hear from which leads to better-targeted leads through a process that is entirely independent from its fund rating methodology.
During the past year, due to the shift toward digital distribution channels, a long list of large international fund providers decided to use SharingAlpha’s services. Firms such as Vanguard, M&G, Janus Henderson, Jupiter, Franklin Templeton, Nomura, Hermes, Baille Gifford, MFS, TCW, Allianz, Robeco and many smaller boutiques.
The fund selectors are asked to rate the funds based on their expectations in terms of the fund's chances of outperforming in the future. The 3 parameters on which the overall rating is determined are factors that are expected to influence future performance:
SharingAlpha calculates the average ratings assigned by its users to each fund. It’s important to note that SharingAlpha only takes into account ratings from users that they can identify as professional fund selectors. Hence, anyone can technically signup and rate funds, however, in the fund rating calculation they don't include ratings coming from users that are, for example, non-financial industry members or fund providers.
Furthermore, in order to improve the quality of the aggregate ratings, instead of using an equal averaging of the rankings they provide a higher weighting to raters that have a better track performance on the platform.
A fund rating of above 3 implies that our raters expect the fund to create alpha in the future which makes this a powerful and unique rating. Funds with an average rating of above 4, based on at least 10 professional raters, are entitled to present the 'Highly Rated Fund' SharingAlpha rating logo.
SharingAlpha’s fund selection ranking is determined by professionals' ability to assess the future performance of the funds relative to a comparable ETF.
In case the rater expects the fund to outperform the ETF then the overall rating they assign to the fund will be over 3. It will be closer to 5 in case they have a strong conviction. Hence, a rating of between 1 and 3 is given to funds that are expected to generate negative alpha and a rating of between 3 and 5 is given to funds that are expected to generate positive alpha.
On a monthly basis they compare the ratings with the actual performance of the fund versus the ETF, the closer the prediction with the actual reality the higher the score they get for this rating.
They call this the Hit Score. They compare the overall average Hit Score of all the funds rated by the member and compare it to other members' average Hit Score and rank them accordingly.