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Operational Due Diligence on External Fund Managers – Is It That Important?

Investors commonly expect that their capital will be subjected to loss or gain primarily due to market and investment-related factors. However, and especially with alternative investments, most fund managers failures have been linked to non-investment related factors. Operational Due Diligence is growing in importance and fund managers operational quality is becoming a prominent selection factor…

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Manager Claim of GIPS Compliance – Does It Really Matter?

Is a manager claim of GIPS compliance just another marketing tool or an indicator of the investment manager’s trustworthiness? The Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) were launched in 2000, to help assure pension funds and other investors that asset managers’ investment performance is fairly presented and fully disclosed. In the early years, GIPS compliance was…