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The Value of Investment Management Research (IMR)

Creating Value for Clients Through the Relentless Pursuit of Alpha

The IMR team uses a comprehensive proprietary process to evaluate manager best practices in eight key categories to understand not only investment execution efficiency, but most importantly manager skill – the foundation of alpha.

Don't Confuse Skill with Investment Style

There is often a tendency to misinterpret the variability of sub-style performance for skill. Further, while execution inefficiencies are generally easier to isolate, investment manager skill is the critical component of alpha, which is more difficult to assess and quantify.

Unique IMR Process – Three Steps to Ranking an Investment Manager

1. IDENTIFY

The sub-style matrix managers are analyzed based on:
  • Portfolio characteristics
  • Performance patterns
  • Market inefficiencies
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2. UNDERSTAND

SKILL
Ability to
produce alpha
EXECUTION
Organizational and
process efficiency
  • Breadth of
    opportunities
  • Tracking error
  • Stock selection
    process inefficiencies
Research Categories:
  • Organization
  • Investment Staff
  • Decision Making
  • Idea generation
  • Security Selection
  • Sell Discipline
  • Research
  • Portfolio Construction

3. RANK

RANK each manager to summarize IMR's level of conviction

Skill
Executional Capability

To find out more about the IMR team or any Renaissance Investments, please speak to your investment advisor.