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Barry Norris

Barry Norris

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About Barry Norris

Barry Norris founded Argonaut in 2005 and is the CEO, CIO and lead fund manager on the Alpha, Pan European and Absolute Return funds which he manages using his distinct “earnings surprise” investment process. In over a decade of successful investing, he has established himself as a leading European equity investor managing over £1bn personally over long only and long/short equity strategies. Barry graduated from Cambridge University in 1996 with an MA in History, and in 1997 with an MPhil in International Relations. He also holds the CFA charter. Following graduation, he joined Baillie Gifford, moving to Neptune in 2002 where he launched and managed the European Opportunities Fund. Barry has managed the Argonaut European Alpha Fund and the Argonaut Pan European Fund since their launch in 2005 and the Argonaut Absolute Return Fund since inception in 2009. He is a regular contributor to the financial media, appearing frequently on Bloomberg TV and CNBC and has had opinion pieces published in the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times.

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Citywire Rating: Not Eligible

Barry Norris does not currently have the required track record to be eligible for a Citywire Rating. See methodology


  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ONot rated in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013


  • JRated AA in Jan 2014
  • FRated AA in Feb 2014
  • MRated AA in Mar 2014
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2014
  • MRated AA in May 2014
  • JRated AA in Jun 2014
  • JRated AA in Jul 2014
  • ARated AA in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NNot rated in Nov 2014
  • DNot rated in Dec 2014


  • JNot rated in Jan 2015
  • FNot rated in Feb 2015
  • MNot rated in Mar 2015
  • ANot rated in Apr 2015
  • MNot rated in May 2015
  • JNot rated in Jun 2015
  • JNot rated in Jul 2015
  • ANot rated in Aug 2015
  • SNot rated in Sep 2015
  • ONot rated in Oct 2015
  • NNot rated in Nov 2015
  • DNot rated in Dec 2015


  • JNot rated in Jan 2016
  • FRated AA in Feb 2016


over : 30/09/2015 - 30/09/2018
Manager Return
126 Mark Westwood -17.4%
126 Chris Kinder -17.4%
128 Barry Norris -17.9%
129 Marc-Antoine Chatin -18.7%
130 Robert Fisher -19.1%
130 Simon Weinberger -19.1%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 3.3% -7.3% 2.4%
2017 15.3% -3.6% 0.4% 6.1% 12.3%
2016 -27.1% -11.6% -10.6% -1.7% -6.1%
2015 10.5% 4.4% -1.2% 7.6% -0.5%
2014 12.5% 4.7% -3.2% 1.0% 9.9%
2013 18.0%

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Concerns about ownership structure lead European equity AA-rated manager to bet against French chain in his absolute return fund.

Devaluation is only way to fix China's problems, says L/S outperformer

Argonaut Capital's Greg Bennett believes investors are underestimating the wider Chinese risk and thinks drastic action is needed.

Argonaut bolsters investment team with double hire

UK-based asset manager announces new appointments amid plans to expand distribution effort.

Euro equity star Norris makes StanChart his biggest short bet

Regulatory headwinds and lack of financial provisions has led the Citywire AA-rated manager to up his position.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.