Three Swedish top fund managers shed light on difficult decade for fundamental strategies as pension system reform unfolds

Fund savers are moving into passively managed funds because of poor performance at actively managed funds. Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri had three local top fund managers explain why it is to hard to beat an index.

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High fees and poorly performing funds mean Swedish pension savers are letting their capital flow into passively managed funds. Nonetheless, some managers beat the index for long periods. Swedish business daily Dagens Industri has gathered three top fund managers to explain the difficulties facing actively managed funds.

Pointing out that over a ten-year period, 8 out of 10 Swedish funds have failed to beat the index and global funds are performing even worse, Dagens Industri asked the three fund managers why so few funds beat the index over time.

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