Money managers under the microscope
Here’s the link to Terry Smith’s blog attacking the “unsupportable” practice of hedge funds charging their clients fees of 2 and 20 (2 percent annual and 20 percent performance).
Smith compares the maths that show a $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 (when Buffett began) would last year be worth $4.3 million, with a hedge fund charging 2 and 20.
Apparently, of the $4.3 million, $4 mln would belong to the manager and only $300,000 to you…
News and views on the fund industry from Reuters and elsewhere:
Terry Smith: fund manager – Guardian
Good fees? bad fund… – MarketWatch