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The end of an era?

Star fund managers have been a key feature of the fund management industry for a long time but their days appear to be numbered

27 November 2014

Over recent years the fund management industry has witnessed a number of high profile exits of 'star fund managers' - managers who have accumulated a large degree of respect and investor loyalty over a number of years and are seen as essential to the wellbeing of a particular fund.

and was significantly behind some of the funds main competitors. One possible reason for this is the size of assets he and his team were managing, restricting the investments
they could make. If a manager is a victim of their own success and is unable to allocate capital in the way that they would like (whether they admit it or not) this can hamper performance and reduce investor returns.

This is something we have become increasingly cognisant of in recent years, as in some instances the benefits of being invested with a 'star' fund manager seem to have gradually been eroded by the threat of th...

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