Thou Shall Not Pass: Who Governs the Gatekeepers?

The New Fund Order

21-03-2021 • 26 mins

Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance.

Picture a dark night.. rain pours down the ramparts as a storm thunders in the distance.. the light picks up the horde; an army of wannabe fund managers and eager asset-deprived  boutiques  descend upon the fortress walls. Yet before them stands a warrior, a knight, a paladin, a Gatekeeper to test them.. who proclaims 'Thou Shall.. Not.... Pass!!!!'

Join us into the mud, the murk, this gothica come rock opera.. the world of Fund and investment Gatekeepers. Who are they, what do they do and... are they any good?

Billions of assets are being managed and influenced by powerful fund gatekeepers. If you are not on their list then you are definitely not getting in. So many have fallen in this distribution blood-soaked field.. yet who governs the Gatekeepers? With ever centralised investment propositions and the rise of model portfolio services, as an industry we face regulatory arbitrage, asset concentration, a climate crisis, momentum markets, group think and star manager biases.

Our safe pathfinder through this battlefield is Bella Caridade-Ferreira, founder of Fundscape as we discuss the revelations of her Gatekeeper study... a most gory affair where more than one poor soul might lose their head..

Together with left-field opinion, global market news and latest views, direct from my dystopian bunker. In the Air, on the Ground, on the Street and around the corner of Debate. Watching, listening, in the Shadows and on your Airwaves. For Fund Selectors, distributors, wealth managers and investors.

In association with my sponsor Allianz Global Investors (AGI) one of the world's leading active managers. My thanks to my guest Bella and Fundscape.. and you dear listener.

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