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Managed Funds

The Myth of Fund Manager Outperformance

Dan Solin | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Dan Solin

Recently, an evidence-based investment advisor wrote to me lamenting the loss of a large prospect. The prospect had ultimately decided to entrust his ...

You Are Smarter Than a Seventh-Grader

Dan Solin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Did your broker predict that the U.S. stock market would outperform international developed stocks and emerging markets? Or that global real estate would have a negative quarter?

Upside-down Bash on Index Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Certainly, the obscene fees charged by these funds create a drag on performance, but is Mr. Zhang really arguing that fees cause such a large gap? And if so, shouldn't that be a different big red flag for investing in these vehicles?

401(k) Participants Pay Dearly for the Crime of Underperformance

Dan Solin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

The vast majority of 401(k) plans are populated with actively managed funds, where the fund manager attempts to beat a designated benchmark, like the S&P 500 index.

Hedge Funds Getting 'Pretty Sweet Deal' In Financial Reform Bills: Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Private Equity Council and the Managed Funds Association paid lobbyists more than $7.3 million last year and almost $2 million in the first three ...

Hedge Fund Lobby Doubles Spending

Crain's | Hilary Potkewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With all the political and media focus on healthcare reform over the past few months, the financial industry enjoyed a brief respite from attacks and,...