How We Spot Talented Fund Managers

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As a fund administrator, we like to work with fund managers that display real potential. So in this blog post, I want to explain the characteristics that special fund managers typically possess.

Before we move on – it’s important to recognise that each fund manager has their own approach and style (which is fantastic). But there are some common traits amongst the best fund managers that can’t be disputed.


Firstly, the best investment fund managers have mastered their own trading strategy. They also have a deep knowledge of drives the price of their preferred asset class. This combination means that they can deliver incredible returns to their investment fund clients.


Unsurprisingly, running an investment fund requires discipline. It’s vital that investment managers ensure they skew their focus to their most important task: trading the financial markets. It’s extremely easy for inexperienced investment fund managers to become distracted by administrative tasks while becoming established.


Humility is an overlooked trait in successful people. This is especially true for investment fund managers. The best managers are smart enough to admit what they don’t know. This where utilising the expertise of a fund administrator is important. Fund administrators can help fill an investment manager’s knowledge gaps.


Delegation is a difficult skill for many inexperienced investment fund managers. However, in my experience, the managers who place trust in their fund administrators and business partners develop stronger professional relationship. This serves those managers well in times of stress.


Finally, the most effective investment fund managers have a natural ability to communicate clearly – both with their fund administrator and clients. Clearly, this is a critical skill because of the volume of capital that a fund manager is responsible for.

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