Principles and Policies for In-House Asset Management
14 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 21, 2013
Spurred on by the recent financial crises, a growing number of institutional investors are working to bypass traditional financial intermediaries, agents and centers through the development of in-house teams of investment professionals. As such, the institutional investment community, which is often characterized by broadly diversified and outsourced organizations, is becoming much more involved in the day-to-day asset management of their portfolios. Research shows that this new path offers a variety of important benefits, including higher net-of-fee returns. And yet, there remain significant pitfalls as well. In this paper, we outline the challenges facing would-be “in-sourcers” and offer a series of principles and policies for effective in-house asset management. Drawing on 20 case studies, we conclude that successful in-house asset management is a function of the people, processes, systems and overall resources at the disposal of management. of the people, processes, systems and overall resources at the disposal of management.
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