Sage of Manchester? Buffett-inspired investor tops UK stock-picking league
Forget the financial fortress of London, anyone looking for Britain’s best stock-picker this year should have hopped on a train north to Manchester.
Based out of a nondescript office block in a city more famous for football and factories than finance, Keith Ashworth-Lord’s 28-million-pound ($42 million) fund is tiny compared with many peers in Britain’s 6.6-trillion-pound investment industry.
As suggested by the name of his fund – Sanford DeLand UK Buffettology – Ashworth-Lord seeks to emulate the investment style of Warren Buffett, the world-famous U.S. investor known as the Sage of Omaha.