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From Adviser Guide: Multi-Manager

Q: What are the pros and cons of fund selecting?

Different methods of researching funds focus on different aspects of the way a manager seeks to deliver returns for investors.

By Emma Ann Hughes | Published Jun 06, 2012 | comments

Caspar Rock, chief investment officer of Architas, said even with an investment team of 14 he did not have enough time to research every one of 90,000 potential investments so a combination of quantitative and qualitative research was used when selecting funds.

He said: “Our quantitative screening provides an overview of the fund universe but does not on its own select a particular fund.

“Our qualitative work on the other hand aims to uncover the story behind the performance but is time consuming. Therefore we use the two complementary methods in tandem.”

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