Thorne joined Threadneedle in 2010. He has extensive experience of the smaller companies sector, having previously worked at Baring Asset Management from 2004 and 3i Group plc. Prior to this he was a member of Hill Samuel Asset Management’s Small Cap Team. He graduated from University of Southampton with a BSc (Hons) in Oceanography with Geology. He also has a Masters in Instrumentation and Analytics from the University of Manchester. Thorne was awarded the Investment Management Certificate in 1999 and the Institute of Investment Management & Research (IIMR) qualification in 2001.
James Thorne has 16.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.36%.
During the worst period of relative performance (from January 2009 - September 2009) there was a decline of 26% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 50%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.
|Periods of worst performance
(May 2007 - March 2009)
(January 2009 - September 2009)