Opinion

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn

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Many up-and-coming asset managers are facing more problems than ever before when it comes to attracting money into funds. In many ways most small funds are getting caught in a Catch-22: they don’t attract assets simply because they are small.

It is a vicious circle  within which asset managers can’t attract investment flows unless they are of sufficient scale and size, and they can’t grow unless they hit the milestone of around $100 million – if not more.

All professional investors know that there are many advantages to investing in emerging managers – early-stage managers on average tend to