Inspired by Larry Swedroe’s post describing side-by-side arrangements where a mutual fund invests in the same assets as a hedge fund, I’ve decided to start my own side-by-side arrangement. Just as these mutual funds give small-time investors access to the investment choices of hedge fund managers, my arrangement will give investors access to my stock-picking.
Just take a look at the chart of my 1999 portfolio return and you’ll see why this could be a great deal for investors. They will get access to a fund that contains my stock picks. The best part is that I won’t charge any management fee.
Here’s how it will work. Every 3 months, I’ll buy shares in my top 100 stock picks using a mixture of my personal assets and fund assets. After the 3 months are up, I’ll allocate a non-random set of shares to my personal account (based on purchase price) in proportion to how much of the purchases were made with my money. The rest of my purchases go to the fund. Then I do it over again with another 100 stock picks.
Fund investors are guaranteed to get results based on stocks personally picked by me. Who’s in?
In case it’s not obvious, this is a joke. I’ve exaggerated some of the abuses Swedroe described in his article on side-by-side arrangements.