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Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199210916

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.001.0001

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Manager selection and monitoring

Manager selection and monitoring

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(p.244) 10 Manager selection and monitoring
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Endowment Asset Management
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Shanta Acharya

Elroy Dimson (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0010

Manager selection is one area of investment activity where most institutions in Oxford and Cambridge sought guidance from a consultant. Several Oxbridge colleges reported asset manager changes over the last few years; many adding to their roster of managers, while others seeking to enlist managers specializing in alternative strategies. Monitoring the performance of external asset managers is a key task of the Investment Committee, though the number of managers and the strategies used may involve a high degree of responsibility for the individual concerned, particularly the investment bursar who has a wide range of other college responsibilities. Most (98%) investment committees in Oxford and Cambridge reported being highly engaged in the manager monitoring process, with 80% claiming full responsibility.

Keywords:   Oxford, Cambridge, asset management, endowment assets, asset managers

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