Investment consultancy discloses its playbook for external manager selection

Jentzen & Partners' five partners combine 135 years of industry experience to assist professional investors in developing and reviewing investment policies – and to match investors with managers from around the globe, which AMWatch learns as it visits the company.

Allan Soon Lorentzen (left) and Mads Jensen walking at the lake outside the office hotel at Næsseslottet in Holte, North of Copenhagen. | Photo: PR

The return outlook relating to traditional stock and bond portfolios is at a historic low. This forces investors to move further out into the peripheries of the risk spectrum and to consider investing in complex asset classes as they hunt for satisfying returns.

In Denmark, for example, politicians recently eased allocation restrictions on charitable foundations' investment policies because the foundations were forced to lower the sizes of their grants. The reason for this was that a large portion of their assets had to be invested in relatively safe but negative-yielding debt instruments.

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