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Fund manager insights: A day in the life of a fund manager

Rosemary Banyard
Rosemary Banyard

Fund Manager

Judith MacKenzie
Judith MacKenzie

Partner and Head of Downing Fund Managers

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What does the day job look like as a fund manager?

In the final episode of the season, Judith and Rosemary delve into the intricacies of a day in the life of a fund manager. They discuss their roles and responsibilities, which include selecting and monitoring investments, communicating with shareholders, and dealing with regulatory requirements. They share insights into their typical weeks, which vary greatly and can be unpredictable due to market announcements.

Listen to the latest podcast episode now, where Judith, Head of Downing Fund Managers, and Rosemary, Manager of the VT Downing Unique Opportunities Fund, discuss the challenges posed by regulatory demands and the importance of a long-term investment mindset.

In the eighth and final episode in the series of the Fund Your Retirement podcast, Judith and Rosemary cover:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a fund manager
  • Company research and investor communications
  • Regulatory demands and governance
  • Advice for aspiring fund managers

Listen to the podcast below: 

This is the final episode of an eight-part  first series. Watch the previous episodes here. 

‍Downing Fund Managers 

Judith founded Downing Fund Managers in 2010, the boutique investment arm of Downing, a distinctive suite of funds and investment solutions that differ from the mainstream.  

Rosemary manages the VT Downing Unique Opportunities Fund, a strategy that invests in unique businesses that can achieve above-average returns on capital, based on a sustainable competitive advantage. 

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Risk warnings: Please note that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Capital is at risk. Investments and the income derived from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Investments in our funds should be held for the long-term and are higher risk compared to investments solely in larger, more established companies. Opinions expressed represent the views of the fund manager at the time of publication, are subject to change, and should not be interpreted as investment advice. 

Important notice: This content is for information only and does not form part of a direct offer or invitation to purchase, subscribe for or dispose of securities and no reliance should be placed on it. This content contains information that is believed to be accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice. Whilst care has been taken in compiling this content, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Downing LLP as to its accuracy or completeness, including for external sources (which may have been used) which have not been verified. Downing does not offer investment or tax advice or make recommendations regarding investments. Downing is a trading name of Downing LLP. Downing LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference No. 545025). 


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