You wouldn’t put money on a horse at odds like these

Posted by Robin Powell on November 26, 2015


The fund shops make picking a winning fund seem so easy. Just choose from this list of top funds that we’ve carefully selected for you, they seem to be saying, and you’ll be fine. The reality is very different. Horse.

Telegraph Money asked Morningstar to work out how many of the 1396 UK-domiciled investment funds with a ten-year track record have managed to stay in the top 10% of funds in their category over one, three, five and ten years. The answer? A measly 19 funds, or just 1.4%.

The findings are in line with those of countless other studies. Once again, advisers, journalists and investors have a choice. Either you believe the industry spin or the actual evidence.

You’ll find more details in this article by the Telegraph’s Kyle Caldwell:

Revealed: The odds of picking a consistent Isa fund


(Featured image: Roger Blake)


ROBIN POWELL is a freelance journalist and the founding editor of The Evidence-Based Investor. Based in Birmingham, England, he founded Ember Television and Regis Media, and he specialties in helping disruptive financial firms to grow. He also campaigns for a fair, transparent and sustainable investing industry. You can follow him on Twitter at @RobinJPowell.



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Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector.


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