PAAMCO says that to differentiate and add value is key to being the FoHF of the future

Wed Dec 5, 2012

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California firm blazes institutional trail taking the fiduciary stance


By Claire Makin

Jane Buchan
  
Kevin Williams
  
Lisa Fridman Mayer Cherem
Not many firms rate their culture as a most critical success factor, but at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company it ranks high on the list. Jane Buchan, PAAMCO's chief executive, admits she finds it tough to pin down the personality of the firm. But among the ephemeral qualities that make a big difference she cites intellectual rigour, openness to new ideas, and eclectic investment beliefs.

"We make a big distinction in our firm between what we invest in and how we invest. Our difference is how we invest," she says.

Buchan is one of the team of four that left Collins Associates in 2000 after Budge Collins failed to sell his firm to Arki Busson's EIM. All four - Buchan, Judith Posnikoff, Jim Berens and Bill Knight - have PhDs in financial economics and management....

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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