Investment Advisors / Fund Managers

Investment Advisors / Fund Managers

Postby winston » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:00 am

10 Signs Of A Bad Investment Advisor

In times of market turbulence, investors are apt to reconsider their relationships with their advisors, or reconsider their status as DIYers.

You may not make a move till things settle out, but it's a good idea to look with a critical eye
at the way your investments are being managed in this testing environment.

Excluding criminals, there are two kinds of bad investment advisors: well-meaning advisors without the wherewithal to keep up with the science of the fast-evolving profession, and those whose main focus is not on managing their clients' assets well, but on gathering
assets under management in order to grow their own practices.

How do you tell if you're sitting across from either one of these types of bad advisors?

In an industry that lacks transparency, it can be difficult.

Source: Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/investor/20 ... =dailycrux
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Re: Investment Advisor

Postby winston » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:46 pm

14 REASONS YOU ARE BETTER THAN YOUR FUND MANAGER

Source: Quant Investing

https://www.quant-investing.com/blogs/g ... nd-manager
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Re: Investment Advisors / Fund Managers

Postby winston » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:58 am

Form 13F and 13D

All investors who are managing more than $100 million are required to publicly disclose their holdings every quarter.

They have 45 days from the end of the quarter to file that disclosure with the SEC. It's called a form 13F.

First, it's important to understand that some of the moves deduced from 13F filings can be as old as 135 days. Filings must be made 45 days after the previous quarter ends.

Most of the meaningful portfolio activity is already well known. Many times, if we're talking about very large positions, they've already been reported in another filing with the SEC, called the 13D.

Here's what to look for:

1. Clustering in stocks and sectors by good hedge funds is bullish.
2. For specialist investors (such as a technology-focused hedge fund) I take note when they buy a new technology stock or double down on a technology stock.
3. The bigger the position relative to the size of their portfolio, the better.
4. New positions that are large, but under 5%, are worthy of putting on the watch list.
5. Trimming of positions is generally not predictive unless a hedge fund or billionaire cuts by a substantial amount, or cuts below 5% (which we will see first in 13D filings).

Source: Barron's
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