How Are Your Mutual Funds Performing?
8 years ago, on March 9th 2009, U.S. stocks reached a low following the great financial crisis. There are thousands of mutual funds investing in U.S. stocks. Unfortunately, the majority perform poorly compared to indices like the S&P 500, Dow Jones...
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Here are the 10 best performing funds since March 2009
As you can see, while an index like the S&P 500 had a 310% performance ($100,000 invested became $409,849), many U.S. equity funds had much better performance.
For example, PIMCO RAE Fundamental managed by Rob Arnott
returned 619% ($100,000 invested became $719,347)
While 10% of the funds returned better than 475% ($100,000 invested became more than $575,000), the bottom 10% of the funds returned "only" 157% or less ($100,000 invested became less than $257,000).
Fund selection can make a big difference for your portfolio even in a 8-year period!
Note that we excluded bond/sector/country/alternative funds and we analyzed 4,630 well diversified U.S. equity funds in our analysis.
Many clients have asked us how do we select fund managers
since most funds underperform index funds / ETF over the long term. While we may recommend investing a portion of a client's portfolio in index funds / ETF, BFM is committed to researching and developing innovative solutions to meet this challenge. As you will see in the next BFM newsletter, the BFM due diligence process and expertise provide a rigorous and disciplined framework
for identifying premier investment managers that we recommend to our clients. The process is characterized by a comprehensive and continuous review of fund managers. We are using a proprietary methodology and advanced analytical tools to create peace of mind.
Our disciplined, straightforward approach includes:
- One-on-One manager interviews (Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Geneva…)