Just one in 27 asset managers outperforms equity market

Actively-managed equity funds don't make sense, the Danish national consumer council says.

Only one asset manager out of every 27 firms managed to produce higher returns than the equity market as a whole in 2018, data from Morningstar and Nasdaq reveal, according to a news report from Danish news service Berlingske.

Based on these numbers, the Danish national consumer council says it makes very little sense to invest in actively-managed equity funds. Over a long time horizon, four in five funds will fail to outperform the market, according to its own analysis.

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