"Stamford is a market leading independent investment consulting firm delivering performance orientated investment solutions to its clients by recommending investment managers of the highest quality."
Questor: is this the world’s most thorough system of fund research?
Questor met the key members of this investment consultancy, Stamford Associates, recently and was highly impressed not only with the thoroughness of its process but with the fact that its methodology was unlike any other we had seen for selecting fund managers. Read the original story here
Does your manager have the right mindset for persistence?
Professor Adrian Furnham does not understand why other companies do not look for behavioural tells in their managers. A balanced individual at the helm is required to turn a good idea into good returns, he tells Pensions Expert. Read the original story here
Inside the investment process of Stamford Associates
In this interview with Rachel Pether, CEO & Co-Founder of Sovereign Wealth Ltd, Adrian and Steven discuss Stamford Associates’ differentiated approach, behavioral psychology, and how it’s been such a success for the business. Read the original story here
The secret reports warning over Woodford’s small stocks record
Secret reports dating as far back as eight years ago raised the alarm over embattled fund manager Neil Woodford’s record of investing in unquoted and smaller companies, but financial advice giant St James’s Place (SJP) is keeping them under lock and key. Read the original story here
How to lead like Jürgen Klopp
Asset management leaders can learn from the emotional displays of football managers such as Jürgen Klopp. Read the original story here
St James’s Place defends Woodford’s record on its own funds
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Asset managers: New fee models
The asset management industry still appears to be making supernormal profits, regardless of outcomes . But even those whose job is to recommend fund managers are declaring that the current position is unsustainable. Read the original story here
How organisational psychology helps schemes select good managers
Behavioural psychology has been the subject of academic study for around 50 years, and has recently become the object of increased scrutiny within financial services as a source of insight into behaviour. Read the original story here
UK in-house management: Is it better in-house?
In-house asset management can deliver cost savings, control and overall value benefits but for complex or short-term strategies external management may offer better value for money. Read the original story here
TPR’s annual funding statement
The Pensions Regulator (tPR) has issued its annual funding statement , the content of which is particularly relevant to schemes with actuarial valuation dates between 22 September 2018 and 21 September 2019 (referred to as Tranche 14 reviews).