History has proven no single manager can consistently outperform the market. While statistical anomalies do exist, the likelihood of finding these managers and concentrating assets with them is not only slim, but ill advised.
Many managers may have stellar returns for a quarter or two, but Convergent only recommends managers we believe can perform over the long haul. Without this confidence, we are equally as comfortable recommending a tax-enhanced index manager or simply an index.
Convergent’s research team continually identifies new managers offering quality service and investment management. We strive to find managers with:
- Outstanding pedigrees
- Persistent track records of outperformance
- Repeatable niche strategies
- Demonstrated risk control procedures
- Properly aligned financial incentives
A common theme among our managers is an ability to manage downside risk. We make no excuses for missing some of the upside in a rapidly rising market if the managers can stem losses in a down market. Importantly, for clients who spend from their portfolio to fund their lifestyles, managing risk to achieve the maximum number of positive periods can have a profound impact on an investment plan’s success.
Convergent considers manager selection and due diligence critical for constructing and sustaining your optimal portfolio. We conduct extensive quantitative research, drawing on numerous analytic tools and a database of thousands of investment and hedge fund managers to find great managers who seek to capture opportunities while managing risk.