Why having 'skin in the game' may not be always be a good idea for a wealth or asset manager

Ian Orton, 17/07/2019

The ongoing fallout following the decision taken on 3 June to suspend trading in the shares of the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund, a big UK authorised open-ended investment company (OEIC), has already highlighted a number of issues of fundamental importance to both the asset and wealth management communities.

These include, inter alia:

  • the cult of so-called “star” investment managers
  • the relevance of long-term performance records
  • the relationship between investment management companies and execution only (XO) stockbrokers
  • the role of the latter’s “buy-lists” in generati...

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