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Events Calendar: Why Not Guaranteed Active Management?

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Why Not Guaranteed Active Management? 

Event Description

The best advice to give to a potential investor who is not financially literate is surely to invest in funds where the fund manager has invested their own wealth.  Berkshire Hathaway would be a good example, as would many of the more successful hedge funds. 

Putting the same point slightly differently, isn’t it strange that most actively-managed funds expect their clients to bear all the risks of investing, and therefore reap all the rewards (net of the fees)?  Surely, if the managers really believed in their ability to generate reasonably consistent good performance, they would want to keep most of the upside for themselves?  

Believers in efficient markets will, of course, argue that active managers cannot out-perform except by occasional luck.  The obvious counter argument, however, is that professional active managers do have skill, but that is all too often not truly reflected in their portfolio’s performance because they have not managed their risk properly (or, indeed, at all!).

This talk will argue that managers who really have confidence in their ability to outperform their benchmark, while properly managing their risk, would be much better off if they guaranteed a certain level of outperformance to their clients, and bore the investment risk themselves, keeping any excess outperformance they made.

The clients get guaranteed, collateralised out-performance (and zero fees!), while the manager reaps the rest of the rewards.  Everyone’s a winner! And just in case you think this is unrealistic, the talk will be illustrated with a real case study.

Event Type

Society 

Education Topic

 

Start Time

3/9/2012 19:00 

End Time

3/9/2012 21:00 

City

Singapore 

State/Province

 

Event Country

Singapore 

Event Region

Asia Pacific 

Location Info

Thomson Reuters Auditorium 28th Floor One Raffles Quay North Tower

Speaker

Jason Macqueen 

CE Credits

SER Credit

Currency

SGD 

Member Price

Non-Member Price

30 

Candidate Price

15 

Registration

All Day Event

 

Recurrence

 

Workspace

Event Photo

 

Custom Event Type

PD 
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20120309PD - Flyer.pdf    
Content Type: MyCFA Calendar
Created at 2/14/2012 15:59  by kevinyeo 
Last modified at 2/14/2012 15:59  by kevinyeo 


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