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Measuring manager performance expectations

Institutional investors do not act on their own expectations when choosing fund managers, rather their reliance on consultants, and past performance, exacerbates the agency problem in the institutional investment supply chain a new study from Oxford University shows. Using survey data for 1999-2011 the academics analyse the views of plan sponsors on their asset managers, […]
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What a difference a PhD makes

New research has found that if you have a PhD and work for a money manager your flows will be larger and your performance will be better. This research in the US shows that the gross performance of domestic equity investment products managed by individuals with a Ph.D. (Ph.D. products) is superior to the performance […]
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Fund flows demonstrate a defensive 2011

Analysis of asset class and sector fund flows in 2011 reveals investors’ propensity to flock to defensive assets, according to data from EPFR Global. Emerging market equities revealed the biggest difference year on year, with outflows of $47.7 billion for 2011 contrasting with inflows of $95.6 billion for the previous year. The emerging markets equity […]