Aberdeen Pan European Team
James Laing was appointed Head of Pan-European Equities at Aberdeen in March 2008. He joined Aberdeen in 2000, previously working in the private client division and on several UK investment trusts. He began his career as an options trader dealing with German government bonds and short sterling at Prime International Trading (UK) Ltd before moving to Tilney Investment Management in 1996. Laing graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture from Newcastle University and has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling.
Aberdeen Pan European Team has 9 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.04%.
During the worst period of relative performance (from March 2005 - September 2008) there was a decline of 18% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 75%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 78%.
|Periods of worst performance
(December 2006 - March 2009)
(March 2005 - September 2008)