Warren Buffett

CIO profiles

Choosing the right CIO

If an applicant for a chief investment officer position is equipped with a temperament suited to leadership, trustees and chief executives should feel comfortable that the person in question need not necessarily be the smartest member of the investment team. This was one of the seeds of information planted in the minds of delegates at CMSF this month by former CIO Jack Gray, now an […]
Hedge Funds

Academic study favours smaller fund managers

A desire for diversification is diluting the best ideas of active managers, shows a study carried out by Professor Ron Bird, a director of the Paul Woolley Centre. A study of stocks held by US mutual funds from 1995-2012 has led Bird to the conclusion that many would be better off sticking to their best […]