Fund awards

The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance.

Our awards date back to 2002 across a range of funds. We are delighted to receive such acknowledgement from rating agencies and trade publications, as we continue to target consistently higher investment returns for our investors.


Rathbones rated 5-Star in the Investments category at the Financial Adviser Service Awards

The Financial Adviser Service Awards rate providers from ‘One Star’ (poor service) to ‘Five Stars’ (excellent service). The categorisation is based on a poll of over 4,000 advisers. Providers are rated on a number of areas including new business processing, personal contact, central processing, product support, flexibility of charging options and electronic business.

 

Best Investment Fund Provider by Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts awards

Congratulations all around we’ve won Best Investment Fund Provider by Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts awards! Beating off stiff competition from Vanguard Asset Management, and Premier Miton Investors.

Particularly important, because unlike many other awards, these awards are not panel assessed submissions, but instead voted by the adviser community.  In the same virtual ceremony which took place last week, we were awarded Commended Best Investment Service.  Whilst not quite a win, still an accomplishment in itself to be recognised.

 

Best Alpha Manager, Global Developed Equities

James Thomson, manager of the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund, has picked up Best Alpha Manager, Global Developed Equities at FE fundinfo’s 2020 Alpha Manager Awards! 
The Alpha Manager Rating is a quantitative rating that distinguishes the top UK fund managers based on alpha generation and outperformance across their career history, allowing investors to instantly identify those managers who have consistently outperformed their peer group over time. It recognises how the most successful managers consistently add value for investors over the course of their careers, removing the nuances of short-term market movements other cyclical factors.
Only the top 10% of UK managers receive an Alpha Rating, representing those managers who are the very best of the best in the industry. James has been an Alpha Manager for the last 10 years.
This year’s award confirms James as the very best of that 10% of his category and it came from a very distinguished shortlist including managers from McInroy & Wood Portfolios; Linsell Train; Stewart Investors and Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

 

Citywire UK Fund Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund has won Best Group – Bonds, Sterling Strategic Bond category at the Citywire Best UK Fund Manager Awards 2020. The awards are based on managers whose funds are available for sale in the UK who have produced stellar outperformance in recent years. They cover 13 investment sectors across bonds and equities. The ratings methodologies are actuarially approved by AKG Actuaries & Consultants. The fund beat off some stiff competition from Allianz Global Investors; Janus Henderson; Jupiter and Sanlam.

 

Money Observer - Best SRI Fund 2020

Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund has been awarded the ‘Best Ethical SRI - Bond’ at the Money Observer Fund Awards 2020.   We’ve previously won this award in 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2015. These awards recognise and reward consistent top quartile performance from a fully independent statistical and qualitative assessment that identifies the best fund in each category. 

 

Eurosif Transparency accolade for the Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund

Excellent news, we have been authorised to use the Eurosif Transparency accolade for the Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund. A rare award, to go with the same we have had for the Rathbone Ethical Bund for over five years – a ‘grown-up’ recognition of the screening processes behind the fund and helpful to us as regulations and clear communication around this topic of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) become ever more important.
The European SRI Transparency logo signifies that Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited commits to provide accurate, adequate and timely information to enable stakeholders, in particular consumers, to understand the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) policies and practices relating to the fund.

Eurosif does not accept responsibility or legal liability for errors, incomplete or misleading information provided by signatories in their responses to the European SRI Transparency Code. Eurosif does not provide any financial advice nor endorse any specific funds, organizations or individuals.
The European SRI Transparency logo signifies that Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited commits to provide accurate, adequate and timely information to enable stakeholders, in particular consumers, to understand the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) policies and practices relating to the fund.
Detailed information about the European SRI Transparency Guidelines can be found on eurosif.org, and information of the SRI policies and practices of the Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund can be found at: rathbonefunds.com.
The Transparency Guidelines are managed by Eurosif, an independent organisation. The European SRI Transparency Logo reflects the fund manager’s commitment as detailed above and should not be taken as an endorsement of any particular company, organisation or individual.

 

Professional Paraplanner Awards 2020 Winner.

Record numbers of paraplanners voted Rathbones as Best Outsourced Investment Firm in the Professional Paraplanner Awards– reclaiming the accolade from Brooks McDonald, after previously winning in 2018.

 

 

Rathbone Strategic Growth Portfolio wins at the City of London Wealth Management Awards (COLWMA) 2020.

Winners of a COLWMA accolade are decided by an online public vote, where the investing public is invited to share their thoughts and testimonies regarding the quality of service and product in the UK’s investment sector. Due to the Rathbone Strategic Growth Portfolio’s strong five-year performance, as well as the public support it received, it was shortlisted amongst funds such as the Brooks Macdonald Defensive Capital Fund and the Charles Stanley Monthly High Income Fund. The winning trophy was presented to us during a ceremony at London’s Guildhall on 4 March 2020.

 

Money Observer - Best SRI Fund 2019

 

The Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund has been awarded the ‘Best Ethical SRI - Bond’ at the Money Observer Fund Awards 2019  in June 2019.   Head of fixed income and fund manager Bryn Jones has previously won this award in 2017, 2016 and 2015.

The Awards recognise and reward consistent top quartile performance and achievement and form a fully independent, rigorous, statistical and qualitative assessment that identifies the best fund in each category. 

 

 

Citywire Best UK Fund Group 2019

 

Rathbone Unit Trust Management are delighted to be awarded ‘Best Group’ in the category for ‘Sterling Corporate Bond’ at the ‘Citywire Best UK Fund Group Awards 2019’.  Other nominees shortlisted included BlackRock, BMO Global Asset Management, Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Schroders.  These awards are based on funds are available for sale in the UK that have produced stellar outperformance in recent years. They cover 13 investment sectors across bonds and equities.

 

 

Citywire UK Wealth Service Awards 2019

 

Rathbone Unit Trust Management are delighted to be awarded ‘Most Accessible Fund Managers’ category for the second consecutive year.   We were also shortlisted as finalists in the categories for the ‘Best Reporting and Manager Comment’ and ‘Speed of Information Delivery’.  The awards are voted for by wealth managers and advisers from across the UK.

 

 

Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year 2019

   

Bryn Jones, Rathbones fixed income director and his fixed income team who have been shortlisted as finalists in the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year awards for 2019. The two categories are ‘Judges Choice for Fixed Income’ (Rathbone Ethical Bond) and the ‘Sterling Strategic Bond’ (Rathbone Strategic Bond). In 2018 Bryn was awarded the Judges’ Choice for Fixed Income for their work on the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund. The awards will celebrate the outstanding achievements of fund managers who are shaping the future of the investment industry.  

 

 

City of London Wealth Management Award: Best Fund 2019

   

The 2019 City of London Wealth Management Awards were held at the Guildhall on 14 March.  The Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund was the winner in the category for ‘Best Fund’  

The City of London Wealth Management Awards, (COLWMA), are hosted by Goodacre UK, a leading specialist business and technology consultancy.  The awards recognise and promote quality of service from Wealth Management companies and individuals.    

 

 

 Money Observer Rated Funds 2019

   

The Rathbone Ethical Bond; Rathbone Income Fund and Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund receive a 2019 ‘Rated Funds’ accolade from ‘Money Observer rated Funds’.  This is based on consistently delivering superior returns against their peer group over at least three years.  Other factors taken into consideration included manager track record and income yields (where relevant).

 

 

 

 Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts Award 2018

   

Rathbone Unit Trust Management were nominated in two categories: 'Best Ethical Investment Provider' and 'Best Investment Service'

This award is based on nominations from the adviser community, based on their their top three providers across the full range of protection, retirement and investment products.  Each provider's product pricing and features were examined during the preceding 12-month period.

 

 

 FT Adviser Investment 100 Club Awards 2018

   

We are proud to announce Bryn Jones, was awarded 'Sterling Corporate Bond Fund of the Year' for the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, on 11 October 2018, at FTAdviser's Investment 100 Club Awards 2018. The Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund is one of 20 elite funds recognised for delivering strong five-year returns.

 

 

 Citywire's UK Fund Manager Awards 2018

   

Citywire UK fund manager awards recognises those individuals with the highest risk-adjusted returns over three years to 31 May

It also rewards the depth of talent that sits at the core of the best asset management houses. The groups that qualified go through the Citywire Group Ratings methodology, covering a seven year period.
 
Rathbones, David Coombs, AA Citywire rated has won the 'Mixed Asset - Absolute return' category, for the Rathbone Multi-Asset Strategic Growth Portfolio, for the second consecutive year.
 
 
 

Winner of the Fund Manager of the Year awards 2018
Judges Choice, Fixed Income

   

At the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year awards 2018, Bryn Jones, (Fixed Income Director and manager of the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund) and his team won the Judges’ Choice for Fixed Income for their work on the aforementioned fund. Presented by comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig on Thursday 5 July at London’s Grosvenor House, this is an extremely prestigious award and thoroughly deserved. Having been shortlisted a number of times this is overdue recognition.

Bryn’s Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund was shortlisted in its sector category.

Having passed a rigorous performance screen, firms with shortlisted funds were invited to respond to an online questionnaire asking further questions about the fund, its performance and contributing factors.

A panel of expert fund selectors then judged each category in their area of expertise, making first, second and third fund choice recommendations. These recommendations were then put forward to the ‘judging day’ where a ‘grand judging panel’ made a final review and decision.

 
 

Women in Finance Awards 2018

   

We are please to announce Rathbones, Fund manager Alexandra Jackson was shortlisted as a 2018 finalist.  The Women in Finance Awards is Europe’s largest diversity initiative, recognising the high-achievers, advocates, and role models for women in the sector.

 
 

Rathbones awarded best Ethical SRI - Bond

   

The Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund has been awarded the ‘Best Ethical SRI - Bond’ at the Money Observer Fund Awards 2018 on 28 June 2018.   Head of fixed income and fund manager Bryn Jones has previously won this award in 2017, 2016 and 2015.

The Awards recognise and reward consistent top quartile performance and achievement and form a fully independent, rigorous, statistical and qualitative assessment that identifies the best fund in each category. 

 
 
 

Asset TV audience choice awards 2017

   

We are proud to announce that our Masterclass on 'Brexit: the Investment Implications' with Rathbones, David Coombs - Head of Multi-Asset Investments, was awarded the Asset TV audience choice awards on 22 August 2017.  

 
 

Online innovation and service awards 2017

   

Rathbones has won for another year the five Stars Online Innovation and Service award in the investments category at the FTAdviser Online Innovation and Services awards.

The awards were held on 29 June 2017 at OXO2 and showcased those providers who, in the opinion of intermediaries, deliver great service and are developing technologies to help advisers do business more effectively.
 

We won this award by being rated from over 1,100 advisers based on a poll which took place in 2016 and examined the following areas:

  • Overall functionality and design (including mobile)
  • Ease of transaction/business processing tools 
  • Online product tools and literature
  • Flexibility of changing options
  • Innovation (including platform, APPs, portal, tools)

The FTAdviser Online Innovation and Service awards rate providers from 'One Star' (poor service) to 'Five Stars' (excellent service).

 
   

Thought leadership initiative of the year

   

In June 2016 Rathbones published an investment update following the EU referendum.   We are delighted to announce, it was one of twelve campaigns that has been shortlisted in the 'thought leadership' category at Headlinemoney Awards 2017 on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, W1K 7TN.

Rathbones Edward Smith, Asset Allocation Strategist was recognised at the awards for the report “If you leave me now” which explores the implications of Brexit for the UK economy and markets.  Ed was highly commended in the hotly-contested category ‘Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year’.

 
 

Fund manager of the year 2017 - finalists revealed

   

The Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund (in the IA Sterling Corporate Bond sector) and Rathbone Income Fund (in the IA UK Equity Income sector) have been shortlisted at the forthcoming Investment Week Fund Manager of The Year Awards 2017.  The awards will be held on Thursday 6th July 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of fund managers who are shaping the future of the investment industry.

 
   

Citywire UK awards 2017

   

Fund Manager, David Coombs has been awarded the ‘Best Manager’  in the Mixed Assets - Absolute Return GBP sector at the Citywire UK Awards 2017.

The Citywire UK Awards recognise the top managers, generating the highest risk-adjusted returns, in 15 key sectors over the past three years to 31 December 2016.

 
 

Money observer rated funds award 2017

   

The Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund and Rathbone Global Opportunities at Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd has been elected into the Money Observer list of rated funds.  Following the successes of 2016 and 2015, the funds rated by Money Observer are actively managed funds that have consistently outperformed their peer groups over the medium term. Rated funds are reviewed twice a year.

The awards also demonstrate that fund managers Bryn Jones and Carl Stick have consistently delivered on their respective mandates.

 
   

'Best Bond Fund' Money Observer 2016

   

Fund Manager, Bryn Jones of the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund has been awarded the 'Best Bond Fund' in the Ethical / SRI category at the Money Observer Fund Awards 2016.

Rathbone Ethical Bond is another returning winner, having won this category in 2015.

 
 

Online innovation and service awards 2016

   

Following on from previous years successes, Rathbones have been awarded 4 stars (out of 5) for our online services this year in the 'Investments' category at the FT Adviser Online Service Awards 2016.  The online awards focuses more closely on innovation than ever before, showcasing those providers who, in the opinion of intermediaries (from a poll of more than 1,000 advisers), deliver great service and are developing technologies to help advisers do business more effectively.

 
   

Money observer rated funds award 2016

   

The Rathbone Ethical Bond, Rathbone Global Opportunities and the Rathbone Income Fund at Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd has been elected into the Money Observer list of rated funds for the period: February 25th 2016 to February 24th 2017.

Money Observer Rated Funds are actively managed funds that have consistently outperformed their peer groups over the medium term. Rated funds are reviewed twice a year.

 
   

Morningstar UK Fund Awards 2016

   
Morningstar UK Fund Awards this week rewarded the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund in the category for the 'Best Corporate Bond Fund' for having consistently beat its peer group and the stock market.
 
For the second consecutive year, Morningstar UK Fund Awards recognise those funds and fund groups around the world that delivered the greatest outperformance, on a risk-adjusted basis, in 2015, and over the longer term. 
 
 

Moneywise 2015 fund awards

    Rathbones' Ethical Bond Fund, run by Bryn Jones has been highly commended in the Sterling Corporate Bond Funds category for consistently outperforming the market.
 
   

Morningstar name RUTM as a top 10 group for 5 year risk adjusted returns

    Morningstar has ranked Rathbone Unit Trust Management as one of top 10 fund houses for 5 year risk-adjusted returns (as at 31 Oct 2015).
 
 

Rathbones wins 5-star rating award for online services

   

Presented last night (25 June) at Fabric, the awards recognise the importance of quality service to intermediary clients and are considered to be the benchmark for service standards within the retail finance marketplace.

The ratings are awarded based on the views of 1,000 polled advisers, who rate providers on the range of services offered, and the efficacy of their online provision and ease of use. 

Commenting, our chief executive Mike Webb said: 

“This award demonstrates that we are providing a vital service to our adviser customers, and has particular value as it’s voted for by our clients. At Rathbones we strive to look forward, and this 5-star rating is testament to all we have achieved.”

About the awards

The FTAdviser Online Service Awards are an independent measurement of which providers are getting it right online, and who needs to do more work to keep their intermediary customers happy. Once they receive all the voting data, the information is independently checked and verified, before the results are collated. These results allow financial service providers to benchmark themselves against their peers; and intermediaries to health check their own service experience against the norm.

Those awarded a 5-star for service are considered to be the top performers, down through 4, 3, 2 and 1 star ratings. Providers who achieved very little support did not even qualify for a star rating.

 
 

Money observer 2015 fund awards

   

Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund - awarded the best fund in the ‘Ethical/SRI Bond category'


The awards are based on the Funds risk adjusted returns over the last three calendar years 

 

The Rathbone Ethical Bond; Rathbone Income Fund and Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund receive a 2019 ‘Rated Funds’ accolade from ‘Money Observer rated Funds’.  This is based on consistently delivering superior returns against their peer group over at least three years.  Other factors taken into consideration included manager track record and income yields (where relevant).

 

 Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts Award 2018

   

Rathbone Unit Trust Management were nominated in two categories: 'Best Ethical Investment Provider' and 'Best Investment Service'

This award is based on nominations from the adviser community, based on their their top three providers across the full range of protection, retirement and investment products.  Each provider's product pricing and features were examined during the preceding 12-month period.

 
 

Citywire UK Wealth Service Awards 2019

 

Rathbone Unit Trust Management are delighted to be awarded ‘Most Accessible Fund Managers’ category for the second consecutive year.   We were also shortlisted as finalists in the categories for the ‘Best Reporting and Manager Comment’ and ‘Speed of Information Delivery’.  The awards are voted for by wealth managers and advisers from across the UK.

 

Citywire Best UK Fund Group 2019

 

Rathbone Unit Trust Management are delighted to be awarded ‘Best Group’ in the category for ‘Sterling Corporate Bond’ at the ‘Citywire Best UK Fund Group Awards 2019’.  Other nominees shortlisted included BlackRock, BMO Global Asset Management, Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Schroders.  These awards are based on funds are available for sale in the UK that have produced stellar outperformance in recent years. They cover 13 investment sectors across bonds and equities.

 

 

Citywire UK Wealth Service