Should Fund Managers Run Fund Companies?

As Richard Buxton is promoted to CEO at Old Mutual we examine how investors should feel about great investors taking on the role and responsibilities of head of the company

Jeremy Beckwith 26 August, 2015 | 11:07AM
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This article originally appeared in Investment Week magazine

The elevation of Richard Buxton to CEO at Old Mutual Global Investors brings to the fore the issue of how investors should feel about great investors taking on the role and responsibilities of CEO of their company.

As with all such discussions there are positive and negative factors to consider, and although the precise extent of responsibilities will vary, in general there are more factors that cause concern than there are those that cheer.

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Jeremy Beckwith  is Director of Manager Research for Morningstar UK