The Great Debate UK
from Funds Hub:
By Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at Lipper. The views expressed are his own.
In the last decade investors and fund managers faced two major crises in the stock markets, the popping of the technology bubble in 2001 and financial crisis starting in 2006.
Portfolio managers suffered average losses of about 50 percent in the wake of both crises, leading investors to question what their fund managers learned.
A Lipper and Avana Invest study on the maximum drawdown of actively managed funds found that those fund managers must have introduced new risk management tools after the bust of the technology bubble. Still, they failed to meet investor expectations on managing risk.