LSE Works: Financial Markets Group
Date: Thursday 24 February 2011
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Christopher Polk
Respondents: Alan Brown, Luke Chappell
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge
Many have interpreted mutal fund managers' failure to beat the market as strong evidence for the efficiency of the stock market. But what if each mutual fund manager had only to pick a few stocks, their 'best ideas'? Could they outperform the market under those circumstances?
Christopher Polk is Professor of Finance at LSE and Director of the Financial Markets Group.
Alan Brown is Chief Investment Officer at Schroders PLC.
Luke Chappell is Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at BlackRock.
This lecture is based on the paper 'Best Ideas' by Randolph B. Cohen, Christopher Polk and Bernhard Silli. Download 'Best Ideas' (pdf).
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