active fund managers

Investment Strategy

The rise of smart beta

A growing understanding of how smart beta works is exposing the way some managers are charging high fees for the same product and labeling it as active, claims Towers Watson. The remarks were made in a presentation to leading institutional investors at the Conexus Financial Fiduciary Investors Symposium in the Blue Mountains, by Hugh Dougherty, […]
Investment Strategy

Boutique businesses bubble on

The creation of new investment-management boutiques continues around the world, despite a relatively tough time for active fund managers during the past 12 to 18 months. The head of equities and acting chief investment officer for MLC, Jonathan Armitage, says the company’s fund-of-funds approach to creating products for the Australian market means it regularly receives […]