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Boutiques trending

Multi-managers and wealth managers plan to increase their asset allocation to boutiques over the next 12 to 18 months, research from Harrington Cooper has found.

The research found that 41 per cent of wealth managers and multi-managers intend to increase their exposure, believing that smaller funds are much more nimble and more quickly adaptable to changes in the market.

Some 95 per cent of managers thought smaller funds were attractive, while 81 per cent agreed that the interests of the investor and the fund manager were much more aligned with boutiques, and that smaller funds could deliver more alpha.

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