Two minutes with Graham WainerPublished on 08 January 2019
We are not a traditional ‘top down’ asset allocation firm. While we are very macro aware, we first start with markets that we find attractive and seek out managers to implement our investment decisions at the sector and security level.
Our key job is to add value in the markets in which we see opportunities. We identify specialist active managers with high tracking error and potentially high alpha generation - investments that outpace the benchmark both in terms of performance and returns.
Our solutions are wholly underpinned by the requirements of our clients. The strength of our investment management approach lies in our ability to construct tailored portfolio solutions to meet the specific requirements of our individual investors. This approach and style remains solidly intact. It is the cornerstone of what we do.
For some clients, we believe their interests would be better looked after by investing in co-mingled funds due to their cost effectiveness - the result of economies of scale and tax efficiency. We have designed a range of onshore and offshore solutions for this express purpose.
Private capital is at the heart of our investment process. We believe it is an important part of a globally diversified managed portfolio. We have been using private capital - investing in unquoted companies - for some time and have now reached critical mass; we have a good track record and a superb team.
A family office relationship is much more than managing an investment mandate. Stonehage Fleming’s offering is a more holistic solution than a pure transactional asset management service. There are some supremely good active asset managers out there, many of whom we use in our portfolios. There is a tendency, however, for them to avoid dealing with the bigger picture - with the essential ‘building blocks’ that go into developing a holistic family office relationship, like structuring and putting asset protection vehicles in place. That is where we bring real expertise and added value to our clients.
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