trafford

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 […]
Unintentional

Consultants’ Revival

Dynamic asset allocation, enhanced asset allocation, strategic overlay, stractical investing: call it what you like, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s occupying the minds of super funds, asset consultants and funds managers alike. With super funds beginning to value downside protection more than incremental return, asset consultants and multi-managers have seized the […]
Unintentional

Consultants' Revival

Dynamic asset allocation, enhanced asset allocation, strategic overlay, stractical investing: call it what you like, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s occupying the minds of super funds, asset consultants and funds managers alike. With super funds beginning to value downside protection more than incremental return, asset consultants and multi-managers have seized the […]
Unintentional

Consultants’ Revival

Dynamic asset allocation, enhanced asset allocation, strategic overlay, stractical investing: call it what you like, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s occupying the minds of super funds, asset consultants and funds managers alike. With super funds beginning to value downside protection more than incremental return, asset consultants and multi-managers have seized the […]
Administration

While China may save us… Funds have work to do to adapt to post-crisis investing

The Australian Super and Investment Conference, on the Gold Coast September 16-18, looked at options facing the investment committees of super funds post-crisis. A record attendance of trustees, fund executives, managers and consultants seemed to agree on at least one thing – the world has changed inexorably. GREG BRIGHT reports. The big picture medium-to-longterm direction […]
Administration

While China may save us… Funds have work to do to adapt to post-crisis investing

The Australian Super and Investment Conference, on the Gold Coast September 16-18, looked at options facing the investment committees of super funds post-crisis. A record attendance of trustees, fund executives, managers and consultants seemed to agree on at least one thing – the world has changed inexorably. GREG BRIGHT reports. The big picture medium-to-longterm direction […]
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