How did the Neil Woodford fund saga become so dramatic - and so destructive? Clare Flynn levy looks beyond traditional risk attribution and style-drift warning signals to explore how unchecked biases brought down this star manager.
Despite a growing recognition of behavioral alpha, it's clear there are plenty of asset allocators who are still using a traditional framework to identify skilled managers. In the following email exchange, a fund manager challenges this status quo, advocating a new approach which recognises the value of combined human and data-driven decision-making.
Asset allocator, Emmet Maguire III, reflects on how it's become harder to find differentiated equity strategies, and why he's now seeking out managers who can demonstrate they are tackling cognitive bias and finding ways to continuously improve their investment process.