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Investment Strategy

The two ‘pure’ consultants lay down law on fees

The two major asset consulting firms which do not have related funds management operations, Frontier Investment Consulting and Watson Wyatt, made strong statements on fee reform last month. Frontier managing director, Fiona Trafford-Walker, emailed every manager in the firm’s database on October 21, setting out its support for a “flat dollar fee, with an annual […]
Investment Strategy

The two ‘pure’ consultants lay down law on fees

The two major asset consulting firms which do not have related funds management operations, Frontier Investment Consulting and Watson Wyatt, made strong statements on fee reform last month. Frontier managing director, Fiona Trafford-Walker, emailed every manager in the firm’s database on October 21, setting out its support for a “flat dollar fee, with an annual […]
Investment Strategy

Russell transforms ‘best ideas’ fund

Russell has tweaked its Australian Select Holdings Fund which combines fund managers’ ‘best ideas’ in a single concentrated portfolio, increasing the frequency with which it rebalances and enhancing the weighting algorithm that skews the portfolio to those stocks with the strongest signals.
Hedge Funds

Russell transforms 'best ideas' fund

Russell has tweaked its Australian Select Holdings Fund which combines fund managers’ ‘best ideas’ in a single concentrated portfolio, increasing the frequency with which it rebalances and enhancing the weighting algorithm that skews the portfolio to those stocks with the strongest signals.
Hedge Funds

Ice Break

Anticipating the credit crunch, some institutional investors readied their portfolios for an imminent bear market, while the majority stuck to strategic weights backed by long-term return assumptions. But who among either group thought that liquidity, the ultimate facilitator of portfolios, would become so thin that their strategies would become compromised for lack of it? In […]
Hedge Funds

Ice Break

Anticipating the credit crunch, some institutional investors readied their portfolios for an imminent bear market, while the majority stuck to strategic weights backed by long-term return assumptions. But who among either group thought that liquidity, the ultimate facilitator of portfolios, would become so thin that their strategies would become compromised for lack of it? In […]
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