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‘Pay more attention to losses’

Multi-managers should focus on the maximum losses suffered by funds in their portfolios to best manage risk, says Dutch multi-manager Insinger de Beaufort.

It believes multi-managers do not pay enough attention to maximum monthly or quarterly losses because they are too concerned with volatility.

Maximum loss is one of seven filters that F&C Asset Management uses as part of its fund selection analysis.

Marketing director Peter Fitzgerald says: “The managers we prefer when building multi-manager portfolios aim to limit maximum losses but most are more concerned with tracking an index. We believe the majority of investors are interested in absolute returns but our investors are willing to accept lower returns if we deliver those in a stable environment.”


N&P offers BTL mortgages to first time landlords

Norwich & Peterborough is now offering a buy to let mortgage for first time landlords, with immediate effect.The provider has reassessed its lending criteria to now consider first time landlords to its BTL mortgages. N&P head of commercial lending Robert Lankey says: They will need to meet all of our standard BTL criteria as well […]

Norwich Union launches Manager of Managers funds with Aon

Norwich Union has appointed Aon Asset Management to select managers for its new range of manager of manager funds.The new range of funds will comprise Income, Cautious, Balanced and Growth funds, and will be available across Norwich Union’s Oeic, Isa and life products. The funds will be launched on 23 May 2005.Aon was chosen by […]


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