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26 Apr 2017 (AFR) – Star active fund managers fall on hard times – Active fundies struggle as passive index huggers deliver

[COMMENT: I cannot help but comment on this, as regular readers will know – I don’t invest in managed funds based on past experience and ongoing news and research like this news story.]

(26 April 2017, AFR, p1, by James Frost)

‘Australia’s most successful and well-known stock pickers are under pressure as active managers fail to perform and investors opt for the safety and certainty of passively managed index funds. More than three-quarters of active large cap equity funds in Australia underperformed the indices they are measured against in calendar 2016, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.’

Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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