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The Art of Due Diligence: Exploring the Qualitative Aspects of Manager Research
Often, investment professionals tend to focus on the quantitative aspects of selecting external managers. However, a very important part of the manager research process heavily relies on qualitative factors, such as personnel and team, firm culture, and alignment of incentives. Join Mark Rzepczynski, Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP, and Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM as they discuss the results of a recent survey conducted by CAIA Association to better understand the qualitative factors of importance to LPs and GPs during the manager research process.

Dec 9, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Keith Black, PhD., CAIA, CFA, FDP
Director of Content Strategy @CAIA
Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA
Associate Director @CAIA
Aaron Filbeck serves as Associate Director of Content Development at CAIA Association, where he supports the curation, development, and execution of the organization’s content strategy and CAIA Charter Program curriculum. A demonstrated writer, Aaron has published on topics such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, liquid alternatives, commodities, and asset pricing/factor investing. Prior to his role at CAIA Association, Aaron served as a portfolio manager at The Joseph Group Capital Management, a registered investment adviser (RIA) in Columbus, OH. Here, he oversaw manager research and portfolio construction efforts for $500 million worth of high net worth individuals and institutional retirement plans. Aaron earned a B.S. with distinction in Finance and a Master of Finance from Penn State University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certificate in Performance Measurement (CIPM) designations.