KEYNOTE SPEECH: Stan Miranda, Partners Capital The failure of active investing in 2011

Thu Mar 22, 2012


In a surprisingly witty yet astute presentation, Stan Miranda, CEO and CIO of Partners Capital, emphasised that active asset management as an industry is ‘on watch’ with sophisticated clients and that securities selection, rather than market timing, is the only way to glean consistent alpha


Stan Miranda
Stan Miranda touched upon a sensitive topic at the very outset of his keynote address: in a low-interest-rate environment, how can end investors justify paying 2 & 20 fees? This calls for an evaluation of what truly contributes to alpha in today’s environment. The question is especially pertinent, given the fact that hedged equity manager alpha has been on a declining path.

Miranda highlighted three primary sources of alpha from active asset managers: security selection, asset allocation (by geography, sector or theme) and exposure management (either via market...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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