Managers are closely monitored and reviewed regularly to ensure that they do not deviate from their DNA which led to their inclusion in the funds to begin with. Monitoring and reviewing involves both quantitative and qualitative elements. On the quantitative side, we track the movement of managers within our quantitative framework over various periods. Qualitatively, we look out for the following:
- Material changes in the fund management team
- Loss of investor confidence in brand
- Mismatch between the numbers achieved and the process implemented. Is the manager doing what he says he is doing?
- Fund becoming too large to efficiently respond to changes in market conditions.