Cerno Capital has received a Suggestus 3D Award for 2017 from Asset Risk Consultants (ARC). This award is an independent endorsement of the firm’s commitment to the principles of transparency, engagement and integrity, as recognised in ongoing service to clients.
ARC have established a strict 3D Award framework consisting of a stringent set of criteria against which investment managers must measure up to in order to receive the accolade.
Whilst investment managers are entered into the award process on completion of the ARC Due Diligence Questionnaire, they have to undergo a series of comprehensive analysis by the ARC Research Team against the 3D framework of which the award consists: Due Diligence, Data, Demonstration.
ARC’s Manager Selection Research Team spend on average 30 hours collecting, analysing, questioning and feeding back to those managers as part of award methodology, working to truly understand the investment philosophy and process of a manager, and how this translates into the actual client experience.
Crucially, the framework assesses actual client data as supplied by the investment manager rather than simply a share model or representative date. This is a key component of the award process, and as a minimum, investment houses must provide data on the performances of individual client portfolios that have been managed on a discretionary basis since their inception allowing ARC to compare the investment manager’s strategy to its actual outcome.
James Spence comments “We are delighted to be recognised in this way by ARC, who set the standard in terms of their qualitative and quantitative assessments of firms in our field.”