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Simple But Not Easy: An Autobiographical and Biased Book About Investing by Richard Oldfield

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Chapter 7 – What to look for in a manager

Having sorted out objectives and a benchmark, investors will normally want someone to manage their money. If they have enough money to justify meeting managers they are thinking about appointing – more than a few hundred thousand pounds – they should make sure they do. The choice of the right manager can make, over the long-term, an enormous difference to returns. Investment management, being a highly individualistic business, requires knowledge of the individuals. Reading about them, or reading what they say, is second best, but better than nothing.

The Counter-Presentational Principle

The good managers are not necessarily the ones who make the best presentation. An erstwhile colleague, overweight ...

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