RT05: What Consultants look for in a manager ft. Chris Solarz, Adam Duncan & Freeman Wood – 1of2
“I think the key to any business is having a repeatable process.” – Chris Solarz (Tweet)
Welcome to another edition of Top Traders Round Table, a series of conversations with industry leaders on the subject of Managed Futures. On this episode my guests are Chris Solarz, Managing Director, Global Macro Hedge Fund Strategies at Cliffwater, Adam Duncan, Managing Director at Cambridge Associates as well as Freeman Wood, who is a Partner and Head of North America, at Mercer.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
How our guests got to where they are today
What challenges Adam sees institutional investors facing
The extra information Chris gives his clients
How the role of the consultant has changed
Two issues that frustrate consultants, and how our guests solve them
Freeman’s view of the role of the financial decision makers
How to bridge the gap between the managers and the investors
What your theoretical models can’t account for
Why past hedge fund managers were able to pursue a more “pure” strategy
The practical implications of having a larger fund
The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the host and speakers in their individual capacity and they do not necessarily reflect the views of the program’s sponsors or the entities with which any of the participants are affiliated. The contents of this episode are for informational and educational purposes only. They do not constitute and should not be considered legal, tax, investment advice or a solicitation of the sale or purchase of any futures, options or swaps contracts.