Interview: Seeking the best stock pickers

Two years ago Alliance Trust (ATST) shareholders voted in favour of adopting a multi-manager approach, whereby a fund's manager outsources investment selection to other managers. Craig Baker, chief investment officer at Willis Towers Watson, and his team are responsible for doing this for Alliance Trust, so he explains how they have implemented this approach and how it differs from other multi-asset funds. He also updates on how the trust has performed since they took it over, how they select the managers likely to find the best stocks, and how they strike a balance between generating growth and income.

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