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Word on the Tweet: the top fund managers to follow

Social media can give a snapshot into a fund managers' thoughts and feelings, here's a snapshot of who to watch.

#FollowFriday

Sometimes it can be hard to know what a fund manager really thinks or gain any additional insight beyond the fund factsheet. However, social media can give managers a way to respond to real time events and even a chance to show off what they do outside fund management.

While compliance can limit what some fund managers are allowed to say, other are able to broadcast their views without restraint on Twitter. In this gallery, @cwselector highlights which managers to follow.

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Emre Akcakmak, East Capital - @akcakmak

The frontier markets specialist Emre Akcakmak may have stepped down from his funds and relocated to Dubai, but he still gives an interesting insight to markets that are hard to get a handle on. Akackmak tweets about everything from the political outlook in Kenya to Vietnamese food.

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Ben Rogoff (@BenRogoff) and Nick Evans (@NickEvans_tech), Polar Capital

As the managers of the Polar Capital Global Technology fund, Ben Rogoff and Nick Evans know Twitter as a stock inside out. Citywire A-rated Evans has previously told Citywire Selector why Twitter is a stock worth holding. Citywire A-rated Rogoff gives his views on technology companies and tweets pictures from events that he has attended. Evans mostly retweets articles on technology themes.

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Mattias Althoff, TundraFonder - @MathiasAlthoff

The second emerging markets specialist in the line-up is Citywire + rated Mathias Althoff, who manages two funds at the Swedish company Tundra Fonder. His tweets look at the financial outlook in Ghana and he retweets news about frontier markets diverse as Nigeria and Pakistan.

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Anne Richards, M&G - @AnneRichards16

The CEO of M&G Investments first joined twitter in 2012. While the firm’s bond team has its own twitter account, Richards will often retweet views from the @bondvigilantes adding her own thoughts. She also tweets about events she is speaking at and highlighting careers events at M&G Investments.

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Daniel Mahony, Polar Capital - @Dan_Mahony

Another fund manager from Polar Capital in this line-up is Daniel Mahony, who manages the Polar Capital Healthcare Opportunities fund with Gareth Powell. Along with tweets highlighting healthcare companies, Mahony also retweets popular news and photos from events he's attending.

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Claudia Calich, M&G Investments - @ClaudiaCalich

The second manager in this gallery from M&G Investments is Claudia Calich, who manages the M&G Emerging Markets Bond fund. Describing herself as a keen gardener, Calich often retweets news about currencies and the movement of bond markets.

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Jeffery Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital - @TruthGundlach

The founder and CEO of DoubleLine Capital joined Twitter in May 2017 with a series of tweets about fake news. Since then Jeffery Gundlach has been a regular tweeter airing his views about DoubleLine and his thoughts on news items in general.

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