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SPIVA survey data

Six investment lessons from 15 years of data

S&P’s SPIVA (index versus active) data now spans 15 years of data on the performance of Australian managed funds. This study illuminates returns from sectors and styles, and investment lessons learned from it.

competing for alpha

Competing for alpha

The term ‘alpha’ may be financial jargon, but for fund managers, it’s the highly sought-after prize for successful active management that justifies fees charged. But how do you select a good manager?

Good active managers are hard to identify

The SPIVA Australia Scorecard measures the performance of actively-managed funds compared with the relevant S&P indexes. Results from the most recent Scorecard are not pretty for active managers.

Why we can’t resist tactical asset allocation

A combination of confidence in one’s own ability to read the market and the excellent rewards for correct predictions encourages many investors to employ tactical asset allocation strategies. Is it worth doing?

Active versus passive – what about risk?

For any investment strategy, it’s important to consider the risks involved. This simple framework, based on fixed interest funds, can help retail investors assess and understand the risks of investing in index funds.

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