Fund managers beaten by benchmarks

The investment returns generated by most Irish fund managers have failed to match increases in global benchmarks, according to a top investment consulting firm.

18th February, 2006

The investment returns generated by most Irish fund managers have failed to match increases in global benchmarks, according to a top investment consulting firm.

Mercer Investment Consulting said Irish fund managers had performed well over the past ten years, but that in most cases clients could have achieved higher returns by simply investing in passively managed consensus funds that track the performance of major global stock indices. Returns from consensus funds have beaten the average...

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