Over the last few months, Douglas Funds Consulting ("DFC") has been called upon to participate in two industry judging panels; AFMF Equities and IMAP Managed Accounts.
Most recently (on 18th October 2018), I attended the Australian Fund Managers Foundation Awards night at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney. AFMF awards cover a range of categories including Australian equities large and small cap as well as locally based Global equities managers. Judging criteria used a mix of short term quantitative analysis and qualitative assessment. The panel was led by the AFMF Chair, Charles Lanchester from Blackrock. The website address is below:
Earlier in the year (1st August 2018), the inaugural IMAP Managed Accounts awards were held. This is a rapidly growing area of the market where DFC has worked with a number of platform clients.
The Institute of Managed Account Professionals (IMAP) is the only industry organisation for advisers, managers, providers and other businesses actively involved in offering or supporting Managed Accounts. Toby Potter is the Chair of IMAP and he led a well balanced judging panel (mix of independent consultants, platform and data experts) who assessed the award nominees thoroughly using a combination of qualitative and quantitative factors. The award winners are listed at the IMAP website.