boy whose shadow is a man Theimpact of individual-specific life experiences on risk-takingappears to have a significant effect on fund managers' risktolerance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When considering fund managers, plan providers look at manyfactors, but it's safe to say no one looks at a fundmanager's childhood.

Except researchers. And what they found indicates that fundmanager risk tolerance can be affected by a family disruption during  childhood.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.