AMps, or Active Management Performance Standards, is an innovative approach employed as a key part of International Asset Monitor’s process of risk analysis and control. The approach addresses one of the central problems in modern investment management - the ever-increasing reliance on benchmarks and market peer group comparisons. In practice, benchmarks and peer universes act to restrict dynamism, increase risks and diminish potential returns.

AMps was originally conceived to assess how the external investment managers of a client’s Sovereign Wealth Fund were performing under complex investment guidelines. The process has been refined and developed over more than 20 years and now forms the basis of a proven proprietary approach to maximising manager's dynamics within a flexible structure.