Frank J. Travers, CFA, is a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager at Pine Street Advisors, LLC, where he is responsible for co-managing a diversified hedge fund-of-funds product. Previously, he was a managing director and director of research at CIC Group, Inc., where he managed a family of eight fund-of-funds, and acted as the portfolio manager for the firm’s U.S. small-cap equity portfolio. Frank was also the director of manager research at CIBC World Markets, where he was responsible for investment manager due diligence for the firm’s North American wrap program. His research papers and articles have been published in the Journal of Investing, Institutional Investor’s Guide to Small Cap Investing, and Plan Sponsor.
PART ONE: Before the Analysis.
CHAPTER 1: Setting Investment Guidelines.
CHAPTER 2: Investment Manager Sourcing.
CHAPTER 3: Request for Information.
PART TWO: Equity and Fixed Income Manager Analysis.
CHAPTER 4: Performance Analysis.
CHAPTER 5: Risk Analysis.
CHAPTER 6: Portfolio Analysis.
CHAPTER 7: Information Gathering.
CHAPTER 8: Initial Interview.
CHAPTER 9: Attribution Analysis.
CHAPTER 10: Style Analysis.
CHAPTER 11: On-Site Meeting.
CHAPTER 12: Investment Manager Scoring Model.
CHAPTER 13: Background Checks and Contracts.
CHAPTER 14: Fixed Income Manager Analysis.
PART THREE: Alternative Investment Manager Analysis.
CHAPTER 15: Hedge Fund Manager Analysis.