The lowdown on consensus funds

Alan McCarthy reviews the consensus approach to investments, asks whether the approach has merit and highlights what investors should be asking.

1st January, 2012
The lowdown on consensus funds
In a seven-horse race, the consensus runner should alway finish fourth. Photo: Inpho

There is approximately €6 billion invested by Irish investors in consensus funds. The idea behind any investment is straightforward:– it should grow.

While the idea might be straightforward, the implementation and outcome is not. Choosing an investment strategy is difficult - there are many issues to consider and a wealth of products that claim to help.

The consensus approach is one of the many strategies that are designed to help investors achieve their financial...

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