Dan Wiener Talks Fund Managers and Tax Inefficiencies
MoneyLife Market Call’s Chuck Jaffe interviewed Dan Wiener, Adviser Investments’ chairman, to learn more about his “buy the manager, not the fund” approach and Vanguard’s recently launched factor funds. Dan emphasizes the importance of coupling great active managers with low operating expense ratios. He also names two managers he’s watching: Bryan Krug, portfolio manager for Artisan High Income Fund (ticker: ARTFX), and Baillie Gifford, who currently co-manages several Vanguard funds. On the subject of Vanguard’s six new factor ETFs, Dan opines that, “Factors are the bright, shiny new toy in a lot of mutual fund companies’ toy chests right now.” Just five months since inception, Vanguard’s factor funds have outperformed the market; however, investors should be mindful of tax inefficiency risks.
Daniel Wiener Chairman Jeffrey DeMaso Director of Research Chris Keith Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Elizabeth Kesselman Vice President Jim Lowell Partner, Chief Investment Officer Charles Toole Vice President, Portfolio Manager Elizabeth Laprade Research Analyst July 27, 2018