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John Boselli named 2023's Alpha Manager of the Year


London: 12 May 2023  

Wellington Management’s John Boselli has won FE fundinfo’s coveted 2023 ‘Alpha Manager of the Year Award’ which celebrates the best performing active fund manager in the investment industry. 
John, who manages the Wellington Global Quality Growth fund, fended off stiff competition for the award from the likes of last year’s winner, Anthony Smouha from GAM as well as Julian Fosh and Anthony Cross, both from Liontrust, Pascal Dudle for Vontobel and Robin Parbrook from Schroders. 
And John and Wellington’s success story for the evening didn’t end there as he also claimed a second Alpha Manager Award in the Global Developed Equities category, where he beat off competition from Lindsell Train, Fundsmith, Ardevora and GQG Partners. 
Charles Younes, Head of Manager Selection, FE fundinfo, said:

“It’s been said before, but it can’t be understated how testing these past few years have been within the investment industry. As the world continues to adjust to a post Covid-19 structure, where high interest rates and rapid inflation have been prevalent, it’s testament to John – and everyone on the Alpha Managers list – for carving out so much success in extremely trying circumstances. 
“John has guided his Wellington fund through these difficult times and has consistently outperformed his sector and index benchmarks. He is a very worthy winner in a very competitive field and John joins the ever-increasing list of esteemed names within the industry – including last year’s winner Anthony Smouha – to have received the accolade. 
“John’s success has been evident for many years, and when he retires at the end of this year, he will leave a significant and well-earned legacy behind him which will be hard for others to emulate and live up to.” 
Alpha Manager Award winners 2023
In total, twelve Alpha Manager awards were given at the ceremony, held at Banking Hall, in the heart of the City of London and organised by leading global fund data and technology company FE fundinfo.  
Jonathan Golan of Man GLG secured the ‘Best New Alpha Manager’ category with his Man GLG Global Investment Grade Opportunities fund, while Wellington Management’s Alan Hsu snapped up the Best Responsible category with his Wellington Climate Strategy fund. 
Across the different asset classes and territories, there were Alpha Manager wins for Tellworth Investments’ John Warren in the Absolute Returns category, Federated Hermes’ Jonathan Pines in the Asia Pac (ex Japan) and GEM category, MFS Meridian’s Roger Morley in the European Equities category, Man GLG’s Jack Barrat and Henry Dixon in the UK Equities categories, Fidelity’s Rosanna Burcheri in the US Equities category, Lindsell Train’s Michael Lindsell in the Japanese Equities category, Royal London Asset Management’s Craig Inches in the Sterling Fixed Income category and Legal & General’s Matthew Rees and Colin Reedie who jointly won the Sterling Strategic Bond category. 




Alpha Manager of the Year

John Boselli

Wellington Management

Best New Alpha Manager

Jonathan Golan


Absolute Returns

John Warren

Tellworth Investments

Global Developed Equities

John Boselli

Wellington Management

Asia Pac (ex Japan) and GEM

Jonathan Pines

Federated Hermes

European Equities

Roger Morley

MFS Meridian

UK Equities

Jack Barrat and Henry Dixon


US Equities

Rosanna Burcheri


Japanese Equities

Michael Lindsell

Lindsell Train

Sterling Fixed Income

Craig Inches

Royal London Asset Management

Sterling Strategic Bond

Matthew Rees and Colin Reedie

Legal & General


Alan Hsu

Wellington Management

The winners of FE fundinfo’s Alpha Manager Awards are determined by narrowing down the total list of FE fundinfo Alpha-rated managers to a shortlist of the highest-scoring managers per category. Once the shortlist has been refined, FE fundinfo’s panel apply a qualitative analysis overlay to select the eventual winners.