Sins of Fund Management - II

In our last issue, we highlighted the first three of the seven sins of fund management, as described by James Montier, Global Equity Strategist with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Here are the other four, starting with the biggest problem with the fund management business -- the assumption that a fund manager can out-smart the market.

Sin 4: Thinking you can out-smart everyone else (Envy)

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Seven Sins Of Fund Management - I

James Montier is a thoughtful person. As a global equity strategist with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, a top broking firm, he believes in taking an independent approach to understanding all about the investment process. In November 2005, he had written a paper titled “Seven Sins of Management: A Behavioural Critique”. This article was widely read by the investing community but it is...

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How To Improve Your Returns

What you make does not depend on what the fund makes but on how you behave, finds a study on mutual funds

It is bad enough that mutual funds have an uphill struggle to beat the indices. What makes the investment returns from funds worse is investors’ own behaviour. A recent study by Dalbar, Inc. (a US research firm) concluded: “Investment return is far more dependent on investor behaviour...

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