Manager Selection & Mandates

What makes a good fund manager?

How do you differentiate between skill and luck? What are the characteristics that predict fund manager alpha? Should you pay more attention to qualitative or quantitative assessments?

Some of our most popular papers aim to answer these questions:

1. Hallmarks of Successful Active Equity Managers (Cambridge Associates)

This 20 page document from Kevin Ely of Cambridge Associates highlights key characteristics to look for in active equity managers.

2. The Science and Art of Manager Selection (Barclays)

This 20 page document analyses the key quantitative and qualitative factors that may be helpful in the fund manager selection process.

3. Factors that should be considered when selecting managers (OMERS)

David Finstad, OMERS' Director of Hedge Fund Management, writes this short paper, considering what factors need to be taken into consideration when recruiting managers