Defined and auditable process needed to assess hedge fund manager performance

How do you assess a manager’s performance?


Keith Tomlinson, director of research, G2AM
The proper assessment of manager performance effectively separates luck from skill and confirms a repeatable process. This can be very tough to achieve. Finding individuals with the ability and temperament to be a capital allocator is key. One of the best starting points is incentives. We insist that managers must have a substantial part of their net worth in the fund. Otherwise, it is just other people’s money.

We also avoid complex or highly levered in

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