26 NOVEMBER 2021


Alexandra Jackson, Fund Manager of the Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund. The fund has returned 20% ytd (as at 22.10.21) and has an impressive track record over the longer term. Here, we learn about Alexandra’s selection criteria of scalability, durability, quality and governance. This does lead to some UK tech companies, which do exist! She outlines how the team assessed the portfolio during the March 2020 Covid crises, and reflects on lessons learned, referring to their score card to take emotion out of investing decisions. She makes it all sound so easy!


Video & Podcast


00:41 Alexandra’s background
02:05 The performance of the fund v FTSE All Share and peers
03:54 Approach and learnings from March 2020
06:05 Investment selection criteria:
Scalability: Future (LON:FUTR) & Keystone Law (LON:KEYS)
Durability: Diploma (LON:DPLM)
Quality: Halma (LON:HLMA)
Governance: Greggs (LON:GRG)
10:47 Valuations
12:05 Lower PE stocks in the portfolio: Mj Gleeson (LON:GLE) , Beazley (LON:BEZ)
13:53 IPOs: Oxford Nanopore Technologies (LON:ONT) ; Bytes Technology (LON:BYIT)
16:57 Current sentiment to capital raises
17:32 UK tech, including Kainos (LON:KNOS) & Molten Ventures (LON:GROW)
22:14 What are the most exciting stocks that could move the dial in the next year:
Intermediate Capital (LON:ICP) ; Accsys Technologies (LON:AXS) ; Greggs (LON:GRG)
24:54 Learning from mistakes
26:45 Qualities that make a good Fund Manager

Alexandra Jackson manages the Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund, (formerly named Rathbone Recovery Fund) which she has run since 2014. She joined Rathbones in January 2007 and was formerly Assistant Fund Manager on the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund. Alexandra holds the IMC and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder.

Rathbone Funds UK: rutm.com

Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund:
https://www.rathbonefunds.com/uk/individual-investor/multi-asset-fixed-income-and-equity-funds/rathbone-uk-opportunities-fund

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