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Manager Selection: A new guide to the future
Past performance is an unreliable guide to future success. Might the corporate culture of asset managers offer better foresight? Read the original story here
A review of the 2010s – what next for investors?
Decades are often defined according to the dominant themes they are perceived to embody – think of the “roaring ‘20s” and the “swinging ‘60s” as perhaps the most iconic examples.
Mind the gaps
Low interest rates for more than ten years have made it possible for companies to refinance their borrowing at very cheap rates and, if central banks continue on their current trajectory, it is likely that will continue to be the case.
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