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Have you ever heard of Ian Rushbrook?

If you haven't I won?t be surprised. 

He was one of those rare investment managers who, without much fanfare, gave his investors outstanding investment returns.

The only reason I heard of Ian was because in 2003 when I read about him in the excellent book called Money Makers (Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers) by Jonathan Davis.

Ian was investment director of the UK based Personal Assets Trust PLC (?PAT?) investment trust - same as a US closed end fund - from 1990 until his untimely death on 12 October 2008, in Edinburgh, aged 68. (Ian Rushbrook obituary)

From 1990 to 2008, investing mainly in large blue-chip British companies, Ian built up an enviable track record of substantially beating the market as shown in the following graph.