A decade since launching a new equity fund, investing legend Terry Smith has amassed £23 billion assets under management and returned 440% to investors over that timeframe. Smith provides Insider with exclusive insight into his 4-step strategy for success.
Terry Smith, Fundsmith's chief executive and chief investment officer, fields the IC's questions about his portfolio and some of the biggest investment trends of today. He shares his views on China, the limits of ESG investment and some of the flagship fund's biggest holdings.
Fund manager Terry Smith explains how he outperforms the markets with his stock selection method.
"Celui qui investit dans de bonnes entreprises n'a pas de souci à se faire, même lors d'une crise telle que celle-ci." C'est ce qu'affirme le gestionnaire de fonds britannique Terry Smith, à qui ses performances boursières ont valu le surnom de Warren Buffett européen.
‘De forse beursverliezen door de coronacrisis zeggen meer over de tijdelijke massahysterie van de maatschappij dan over beleggen. Wie belegt in goede bedrijven moet zich geen zorgen maken, ook niet in crisistijden als deze.' Dat zegt de Britse fondsbeheerder Terry Smith, die door zijn beursprestaties de Europese Warren Buffett wordt genoemd.
Technically speaking, Terry Smith is not a hedge fund manager. The UK based fund manager, founded and manages the Fundsmith Fund, which today manages more than $20 billion of assets for clients, which mostly include small UK-based investors.
On 24th March, The Sunday Times wrote an article suggesting that we were in breach of the FCA rules by failing to publish our full portfolio online. Today they have published a prominent apology, confirming there is no FCA or other obligation to do so and that we disclose our full portfolio of investments upon request. As we informed them ahead of publication of the original article, The Sunday Times has confirmed that we are not in breach. “We apologise to Mr Smith for this error.”
Last month, star manager Terry Smith announced he was throwing £25m of his own money behind a new investment trust, Smithson. Ahead of its launch, Money Marketing editor Justin Cash sat down with Simon Barnard and Will Morgan, the fund’s managers, to talk strategy, as well as their thoughts on some of the hottest topics in investments.
City star Terry Smith has revealed plans for a new investment trust focused on global small and mid-sized companies. Smith's self-titled firm Fundsmith will roll out the Smithson Investment Trust with the aim of finding and investing in 25 to 40 of the world's best small and medium-sized companies.
FT article on the launch of Smithson Investment Trust