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Knowing whose money it is

Romer-Lee says: “There’s a great danger that fund managers get ahead of themselves and become self-important. They have to remember why they’re doing it and whose money it is. That gives really good grounding and reminds day in, day out there’s a little old lady or a person waiting to retire who needs the money. One of the tricks we’ve picked up over the years is to read the published material from managers: the really good ones – managers like Adrian Frost and Nigel Thomas – write in plain English to their unitholders about what they are trying to do.”

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