Hargreave was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1948 and is chairman of Hargreave Hale Ltd. He began his career in investments after leaving Cambridge University in 1969, joining James Capel as an analyst. He joined Management Agency and Music as a private fund manager in 1974, before forming his own investment management business, Hargreave Investment Management, in 1986. In 1988 he merged Hargreave Investment Management with Hargreave Hale & Co, a provincial stockbroking firm controlled by other members of his family.
Giles Hargreave has 17.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.9%.
During the worst period of relative performance (from March 2000 - May 2000) there was a decline of 19% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 47%. 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 - November 2008)
(March 2000 - May 2000)