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Fisher Investments to run Skandia Global Emerging Markets fund

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Fisher Investments, a US-based global and emerging markets firm, has been appointed by Skandia Investment Group to run its new Skandia Global Emerging Markets fund.

Fisher Investments, founded in 1979 by Ken Fisher, is a private investment firm with over USD35bn of assets under management.

Skandia believes that Fisher’s top-down investment approach gives it a competitive advantage in the management of emerging market equities. This is based on Skandia’s view that macro and trend analysis are key elements in the decision-making process when investing in emerging markets.

Skandia Investment Group’s head of equity research Ramon Eyck (pictured) and his team used Skandia’s four P vetting regime to identify Fisher as its chosen investment manager. The four Ps cover philosophy, process, people and performance.

Eyck says: “At all levels Fisher came out on top. In terms of philosophy Fisher’s strategy aims to exploit the structure of emerging markets and capitalise on country, sector and industry cycles as they come in and out of favour. In terms of process, its top down investment approach determines the countries, sectors and stocks most likely to generate the highest expected returns. From the people perspective, Fisher has a three man investment policy committee (led by Ken Fisher) with a total of nearly 80 years experience.  From a performance perspective, in our view Fisher has demonstrated their ability to deliver outperformance by effectively capturing upside opportunity while limiting downside capture to a level in line with their peers.”

Ken Fisher adds: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Skandia Investment Group as their asset manager for the Skandia Global Emerging Markets Fund. SIG has a very thorough process for choosing managers and so we’re particularly pleased to have come out on top.”

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