Ashburton Investments has picked up the Investment Week Specialist Investment award for the Global Energy Fund managed in Jersey by Richard Robinson.

Richard, who has been energy investment specialist at Ashburton Investments in Jersey for 12 years, was presented with the award, in the Natural Resources category, during a ceremony in London.

It has been an eventful year for the Energy Fund as earlier this year the Fund was given a five-star rating by investment research company, Morningstar, one of only two funds to receive the highest five-star rating. The Luxembourg domiciled UCITS Fund is ranked number one in its peer group since inception and now has assets of over US$46 million under management.

Jonathan Schiessl, CIO, said “This is fantastic recognition for Richard and the team from his peers in the industry, and reflects the differentiated approach to the energy complex that the team has developed”.

The event was also attended by Simon Finch, Fund Manager of the Ashburton India Equity Opportunities Fund, which was shortlisted in the Single Country category.