Do Longer Serving Fund Manager Make Better Investors?

Does the length of a manager's tenure have any effect on the performance of a fund?

Holly Black 29 June, 2018 | 1:39PM
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Among the many things that investors may consider when they are choosing a fund to invest in is who the manager is. Track record, an ability to outperform over an entire market cycle and experience in the asset class or region in which they are investing are all desirable qualities in a manager. But does the length of their tenure have any effect on the performance of a fund?

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Ben Willis, head of portfolio management at Chase de Vere, says: “Fund management is a Darwinian environment and long-term managers are generally survivors because they have established successful track records.”

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Artemis Income I Inc2.49 GBP-0.56Rating
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Holly Black  is Senior Editor,