No emotions, no panicking, says this top investor. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –One of this year’s best-performing European equity fund managers says trying to predict geopolitics is a waste of time for an investor.

“We don’t think about macroeconomics, we don’t think about interest rates, we don’t think about Trump, we don’t think about politics or Brexit,” said Kevin Murphy, who helps run the $1.5 billion Schroder Income Maximiser Fund, which has beaten 98 percent of peers in 2018 by focusing on U.K. value shares. “You’re much better off not trying to predict unpredictable events and focus on company fundamentals.”

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