What makes a stand-out fund manager?

What makes a stand-out fund manager?

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The asset management industry is typical of many other major industries from a structural perspective - it is about the manufacture and distribution of investment funds.

But to describe successful fund management as 'manufacturing' puts it in the same camp as widget production. This potentially demeans the intellect and skill of the many fund managers who have made it onto the shortlists over the past 20 years for Investment Week's Fund Manager of the Year Awards. Just as the manufacture and distribution of widgets has evolved over the past two decades, so has the fund management industry; arguably out of all recognition from that which Investment Week magazine first covered in January 1995. Yet, the art of good fund management has not changed and it ...

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