Four managers have 'beaten Buffett' over the past two decades

160 UK funds generate higher returns

James Baxter-Derrington
clock • 2 min read
Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett

Over the past two decades, four UK management teams have beaten Warren Buffet on a 20-year total return basis, according to new analysis from AJ Bell.

James Anderson, Alexander Darwall, Max Ward and Nick Train and Michael Lindsell, if counted as a management duo, have all posted higher returns over the past 20 years than the Oracle of Omaha, while investing in comparable markets and remaining at the helm of their respective offerings for the entire period. Scottish Mortgage's James Anderson, who announced his retirement earlier this year, has topped the table, returning 1,928.1% over 20 years, while Lindsell Train is the only other directly comparable fund and management team by AJ Bell's metrics to have returned over 1,000% across the...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now


Already an Investment Week