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F&C appoints Inalytics to analyse fund manager skill

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rick Di Mascio
Opalesque Industry Update - Inalytics, the firm that identifies investment skill, has been appointed by global asset manager, F&C Investments (F&C), to provide analysis relating to the skill levels across internal and external fund managers.

Inalytics will provide analytical services in support of F&C’s evaluation, due diligence and monitoring of managers across ten long-only funds managed in-house. Inalytics will also evaluate a number of external managers, operating primarily in the Dutch market, to assist F&C’s institutional manager selection team.”

Commenting on the appointment, Rick Di Mascio, Chief Executive and founder of Inalytics, said: “There is increasing industry demand for extensive and ongoing evaluation of fund manager skill. Fund managers are under more scrutiny than ever before and identifying areas where skill is prevalent, or lacking, is absolutely vital in such a crowded and competitive market. We look forward to working with F&C and helping them evaluate the skill levels of their managers.”

Richard Wilson, Head of Equities at F&C Asset Management, added: “It is important to utilise every available tool when examining the decision-making and skill levels of fund managers. Inalytics will help us evaluate and monitor our managers in even more detail, identifying their specific strengths and weaknesses, while also providing the vital element of transparency for investors.”

(press release)

Inalytics was launched in March 1998 by chief executive and founder Rick Di Mascio, and works with over 40 clients including leading pension funds and asset managers. www.inalytics.com

F&C Asset Management (London Stock Exchange: FCAM) is an independent group. F&C is focused exclusively on managing money and its teams invest across all major asset classes – equities, fixed income and property – and a number of specialist areas including absolute return strategies, liability driven investments, sustainable investments and private equity funds. Today the group operates from offices in eleven countries and manages £106.1 billion of assets (as at 31/3/11) for a combination of insurance clients, institutional investors, wealth managers and private individuals which collectively represent in excess of 3 million underlying savers. The group includes F&C REIT, a global real-estate asset manager, and Thames River Capital, a boutique asset manager with strong expertise in absolute return and multi-manager funds. www.fcamplc.com


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