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Lipper Alpha Insight - Fund Manager Chat

Apr 14, 2020

In this #FundManagerChat, Matthew Beddall, CEO of UK-based fund boutique, Havelock London, and manager of the LF Havelock Global Select Fund discusses the challenges of managing money during the unfolding Covid-19 crisis.

Matthew outlines whether traditional style-biases and valuation metrics matter in the current volatility. He addresses recent performance and reveals the major considerations he is seeking in his stocks as the crisis continues.

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Running Order

Run Time Topic
00:25 How difficult is it, and what challenges are you facing, managing money during this Coronavirus pandemic?
02:10 Is the market being at all discerning in the sell-off? Does style matter?
04:50 Does this crisis force you to reconsider any of your existing processes?
05:50 How valid are traditional value metrics during this bout of market volatility?
08:00 Why has your fund underperformed its current IA Flexible classification in the recent sell off?
09:15 When is your fund likely to differentiate from its peers?
10:40 What sort of characteristics will companies need to survive this current crisis?
13:20 In your quarterly newsletters you outline the quandary of negative factors for both equities and bonds. How does one reconcile this?


Matthew is chatting with Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper UK and Ireland Research at Refinitiv, in London on April 7, 2020.

About Matthew Beddall 

[caption id="attachment_74982" align="alignleft" width="281"]Matthew Beddall, CEO - Havelock London Matthew Beddall, CEO - Havelock London.[/caption]

Matthew is the CEO and co-founder of Havelock London. He worked at Winton for 17 years, eight of which he served as Chief Investment Officer. As CIO, he had responsibility for overseeing all of the firm's investment activities, including for the flagship Winton Futures Fund.

During his tenure, Winton grew to have $32 billion in assets making it one of the largest hedge funds in Europe. He also sat on the Board as a Director, and on the Executive Committee.

Matthew previously graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics.

He combines a long-standing personal interest in value investing with extensive professional experience in systematic funds, leaving him with a firm set of views as to how best to manage savings and investments – all of which he has applied to his own money.


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