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IPE – Manager Selection: A new guide to the future

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IPE – Manager Selection: A new guide to the future

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Opinion

SALT Talks: Nathan Gelber

Watch our Founder & Chief Investment Officer Nathan Gelber appear on SALT Talks. This fireside chat discusses the importance of behavioural psychology, its evolution into becoming mainstream, high-profile manager downfalls and how Stamford has successfully incorporated it into the investment manager appraisal process.

Why selection often goes wrong and what to do about it

The process of selecting people, in business as in social relationships, tends to focus on the “good” characteristics we are looking for. However, as Adrian Furnham points out in this intriguing article, we would be well advised also to look out for those “dark-side” traits that could well give problems further down the line.

WEBINAR: The Pursuit of Investment Excellence

Being put under high pressure situations like the current pandemic places stress on individuals, and investment managers are far from immune.

Is working from home music to investment manager’s ears?

In this edition of our working from home series we have taken a moment to consider the subliminal topic of how the sounds and distractions of the home office may be affecting asset managers’ decision-making process.

10 investor behavioural biases to look out for

While business continuity plans may well have provided for a pandemic, who truly could have predicted the present Covid-19 pandemic and the effect it has had, including that on global investment markets?

How Covid-19 will change PM pay priorities

Research by Stamford Associates indicates that absolute numbers will give way to job security and employee input.

Reward Structures, Investment Manager Performance and the Impact of COVID – a Behavioural Analysis

What is the relationship between pay and performance, pay and pay satisfaction, pay and job satisfaction? Reward and recognition are emotive topics. Everyone has a preferred approach that they believe will create the right dynamic.

How Difficult Situations Test Asset Managers

Never has the world effectively closed down quite so quickly and dramatically as it has done in the last few weeks.

Staying the Course: The Psychology of Investment Philosophy Drift

When selecting Investment Managers (IMs), some of the most important criteria centre around their investment philosophy, special insights and decision-making style. One of the tests of a high quality IM is that they adhere to their philosophy which guides their decision making. It is presumed, and usually expected, that they sustain that philosophy and process over periods of time on a consistent basis whether it appears to be successful or not in the shorter term.

Behavioural Economics and Covid-19: Act logically –not psycho-logically

It seems that new records are regularly set these days – the lowest oil prices ever; the steepest drop in the stock-market; the highest unemployment figures and the largest ever government stimulus.