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Fund managers should be able to say no to new cash

August 11, 2010

It stands to reason that the more money flowing to a particular investment strategy, the more likely returns will diminish. By logical extension, fund managers should therefore occasionally say no to new cash to keep from hurting performance. But in the money business, that's easier said than done, especially when considering the growing number of alternative asset managers that are publicly traded.

Europe’s investors miss value cues, again

October 18, 2013

It’s a basic rule of asset management: buy what’s cheap, sell what’s expensive. The current crop of European money managers must have slept through that lesson. As the most recent cycle turned, they sold as stocks got cheaper. Now shares are more expensive, they are buying again.