Alliance Trust, based in Dundee, is one of the oldest and largest investment companies. It has a global portfolio and adopts a ‘manager of managers’ approach – an investment adviser, Willis Towers Watson, has selected eight investment managers each of which invests in a high conviction (i.e. concentrated) collection of stocks – their best ideas. Between them, they cover a range of value, growth or quality stock picking styles. The idea is that the approach reduces the risk that is often taken by investors selecting a single, star manager or one particular style that can move in and out of favour. An emerging markets manager runs an additional, more diversified, portfolio of companies located in emerging markets.
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