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Video blog: only 1% of fund managers consistently beat the market. Are they skilful or just lucky?

June 27, 2014
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Research by the Pensions Institute, based at Cass Business School in London, shows that just one in a hundred fund managers is able to beat the market consistently. It also concludes that even if you're lucky enough to have identified those 1% of managers in advance, you'll end up paying back any value they add in charges.

Do these high profile managers deserve their stellar reputation? Via a statistical technique called bootstrapping, the report concludes that no, the vast majority aren't just unlucky, but genuinely unskilled.

The report can be downloaded here

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