Investment Influencers is back from its summer break. In the latest in our series of interviews, Investment Week talks to Rory McPherson of Psigma Investment Management.
Who are the Investment Influencers?
The fund selection and research sectors play a major part in the UK's asset management industry, but who are the key individuals in these areas?
We have identified them as those who not only control the allocation of fund flows and decide ratings, but are respected by asset managers for the depth of their knowledge, the honesty of their views, their professionalism in analysing and selecting funds, and the responsibility with which they manage clients' assets.
Over the coming months, we will be meeting these key players and revealing their views on the world of investing and how they are facing the challenges under which we all operate including: more onerous regulation, an uncertain market environment and increased short-termism.
This week's Investment Influencer
This week, we meet Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma Investment Management.
Rory graduated from Bristol University in 2003 with a first class honours degree in economics and shortly after he joined the regulatory consulting team at Deloitte.
He joined Russell Investments in 2006, where he was lead manager for eight risk-rated funds (about £1bn of assets), and responsible for asset allocation over both short- and long-term time horizons, as well as helping to formulate their multi-asset investment process.
Rory joined Psigma at the end of 2015 as head of investment strategy, where he is an integral part of the firm's investment committee, helping to drive and inform asset allocation decisions and views as well as identifying new investment strategies.
He is a CFA Charterholder.
Investment Influencers in partnership with Allianz Global Investors
The challenges of being a successful asset allocator and fund selector become greater with every market cycle and the way everyone approaches and thinks about these issues is different.
To see and hear how these leading industry practitioners tackle the markets, Investment Week has brought them together in a series of interviews we call the Investment Influencers.
"Allianz Global Investors is delighted to partner with Investment Week to support the Investment Influencers. In the ever evolving market for selecting investment products, the insights and guidance from the Investment Influencers is more valuable than ever and being part of promoting this insight further is key to our business goals. We believe that in working with Investment Week we can work to improve the content further and promote Allianz GI as a key supporter of the industry," the group said.
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