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Robert Smith

Robert Smith

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About Robert Smith

Robert Smith joined Barings in 1998 and in 2000 worked in the UK and Europe equity team before joining the pan European small and mid cap team in 2004. He was appointed divisional director in 2005 and since 2008 he has been responsible for the Baring German Growth Trust and other European income products, and is also a member of the industrials global sector team. Robert holds the Investment Management Certificate and has passed the Securities Institute Diploma. He is an SFA registered representative and is a member of the Society of Technical Analysts.

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Citywire Rating: AA rated

2012

  • JRated AA in Jul 2012
  • ARated AA in Aug 2012
  • SRated A in Sep 2012
  • ORated A in Oct 2012
  • NRated A in Nov 2012
  • DRated AA in Dec 2012

2013

  • JRated AA in Jan 2013
  • FRated AA in Feb 2013
  • MRated AA in Mar 2013
  • ARated AA in Apr 2013
  • MRated AA in May 2013
  • JRated A in Jun 2013
  • JRated A in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ORated A in Oct 2013
  • NRated AA in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013

2014

  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated A in Feb 2014
  • MRated A in Mar 2014
  • ARated A in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2014
  • DRated A in Dec 2014

2015

  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2015
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2015
  • ARated A in Apr 2015
  • MRated Plus in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated AA in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated AA in Oct 2015
  • NRated A in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015

2016

  • JRated A in Jan 2016
  • FRated A in Feb 2016
  • MRated A in Mar 2016
  • ARated A in Apr 2016
  • MRated A in May 2016
  • JRated A in Jun 2016
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2016
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2016
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2016
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2016
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2016
  • DRated A in Dec 2016

2017

  • JRated Plus in Jan 2017
  • FRated A in Feb 2017
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2017
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2017
  • MRated Plus in May 2017
  • JRated A in Jun 2017
  • JRated A in Jul 2017
  • ARated A in Aug 2017
  • SRated A in Sep 2017
  • ORated AA in Oct 2017
  • NRated AA in Nov 2017

Performance

Equity - Germany
over : 31/10/2016 - 31/10/2017

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 9.7% 10.2% 5.3%
2016 -5.0% -7.1% -10.2% 10.2% 3.3%
2015 24.9% 11.2% 2.6% 0.7% 8.8%
2014 2.4% 7.2% 0.9% -6.5% 1.2%
2013 49.2% 1.8% 9.9% 12.2% 18.9%

Related News

German equity expert pounces on value bets in post-VW panic

Citywire + rated Robert Smith has upped exposure to German industrial stocks in the wake of sell-off caused by the emissions scandal.

Time to pounce on yuan-hit German stocks, says Barings' Smith

Citywire + rated German equity specialist has upped exposure to auto stocks in the wake of sell-off caused by Chinese currency volatility.

German equity star takes small-cap bet to ‘highest level in years’

Citywire + rated Robert Smith believes German small-caps are a big market development and has sought to tap tech innovation.

Germany cheaper than wider Europe, says Barings outperformer

Despite 40% market rise, Citywire + rated Robert Smith believes the German equity market still holds value plays.

German equity star: why we don’t fear a Chinese slowdown

Baring’s Citywire A-rated manager Robert Smith expects export demand to remain robust and even benefit from changes in China.

Barings German equity star cuts indirect Indonesia play

Taper trauma forces Citywire A-rated manager to refocus his efforts on stock picks closer to home.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.