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Daily Telegraph – Questor: is this the most thorough system of fund research?

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Daily Telegraph – Questor: is this the most thorough system of fund research?

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We are always interested in expanding our team with like-minded professionals who share our core beliefs and values, and have an inherent curiosity and passion for all things investment. We set the bar high, but for the right candidates we can offer a working environment that is both intellectually stimulating and enjoyable.

If you believe you have something to offer then contact us, attaching your CV, at recruitment@stamfordassociates.com and tell us why.

Our mission and culture

We recognise that the success of our business is dependent upon having a diverse and energised team with the talent, experience, drive and values to exceed our clients’ expectations.  We are an equal opportunities employer and simply want the best people for the job. We respect everyone’s right to be treated fairly and do not tolerate discrimination in any form. We aim to ensure that the people who work for us have a working environment that allows them to thrive in both a personal and professional capacity.

As individuals and within teams, our employees embrace challenges,
initiative, accountability and collaboration across our core functions of investment manager research, investment manager monitoring, behavioural analysis and client consulting.

Manager research: Our team is willing to go the extra mile in our search for the best investment managers.  Our analysts source new manager ideas across multiple asset classes through their extensive networking and undertake deep-dive investment analysis, taking nothing at face value.  Investment managers tell us time and again that our manager research and monitoring approach is second to none.

Manager monitoring: An extension of manager research but with real-time information that allows us to forensically analyse our client portfolio’s investment footprints.  Our team is constantly assessing whether an incumbent manager remains fit for purpose and is well aware that this rarely correlates with short-term investment results.  Our analysts are tasked with assessing the manager’s prospects, not simply relying on past performance statistics.

Behavioural analysis: Working closely with our investment analysts, our professionally qualified behavioural colleagues evaluate investment managers from a very different but no less important perspective.  Active investment management is in effect about taking decisions in an environment of uncertainty and sub-optimal information content.  An investment manager’s behaviour is as relevant to the end result as its investment expertise, and our team is exceptionally well placed to understand what makes a manager ‘tick’.

Client consulting: Our consultants ensure that our investment manager recommendations are framed within appropriate long-term investment strategies for our clients that are well placed to meet their investment objectives from both a risk and return perspective.  They recognise that clients’ differing governance structures require bespoke solutions which they work closely with their clients to achieve.