A bit old news, but here are 2017 risk/return metrics for the top 10 US funds by assets under management (AUM), sorted by AUM. Eight index funds. Two ETFs SPY and IVV. Six Vanguard funds. The two actively managed funds, both American Funds, generate the about same fee annually $2.5B as the six Vanguard funds combined (click on image to enlarge).
Half of today’s nearly 10,000 US mutual funds & ETFs did not exist 10 years ago. Half of those did not exist 20 years ago. Making for a sort of net effective half-life (or doubling-time) of 10 years. Only 10% existed 30 years ago or say a about generation ago. Only 66 date back to January 1960.
We thought we’d start continue up with the 130 U.S. equity funds which have passed their second anniversary but have not yet reached their third, which is when conventional trackers such as Morningstar and Lipper pick them up. As Charles has repeatedly demonstrated, the screener at MFO Premium allows you to answer odd and interesting questions. When markets are rising, everybody’s question is the same: who’s making the most?
There have been 555 US mutual fund and ETF launches this year.
Of the 94 global & international equity funds, here are the top performers in each: AlphaCentric Global Innovations I (GNXIX), Artisan Thematic (ARTTX), Davis Select Worldwide (DWLD), PNC EMs (PIEFX), Alpha Architect Value Momentum (VMOT), TOBAM EMs I (TBMIX) …
We thought we’d start catching up with the 130 U.S. equity funds which have passed their second anniversary but have not yet reached their third, which is when conventional trackers such as Morningstar and Lipper pick them up. As Charles has repeatedly demonstrated, the screener at MFO Premium allows you to answer odd and interesting questions. I’ll try to look at several questions over the next week, starting with “which of these new funds might be badly miscategorized?”
TFS Funds is off to the dust bin … had been one of better performing families.
ArrowPoint is now ArrowMark (I believe over trademark infringement) and has always been Meridian Funds. The MFO Scorecard has been updated accordingly.
There are now nine equity funds at least 10 years old through September that have never incurred a negative return over any 3-year rolling period. There were only five last month. The four new funds just turned 10!
We’ve conducted our first-ever Zoom Webinars … three this month … all sessions generated positive feedback and follow-up … several questions in first session especially. As touted by chip, thought the process was easy, which bodes well for future sessions.
I just finished the GP Annual Report and June quarterly letter.
- All of their strategies, except EM Opportunities (GPEOX/GPEIX), are substantially outperforming their benchmarks, YTD (through 6/30/17). In general, the lead is between 400 – 500 bps. The EM lag reflects the fund’s small cap orientation (it trails the EM Small benchmark by much less than the EM All benchmark, reflecting the generally softer performance of small caps), valuation concerns that led to an outsized cash position early in the year, and a few individual-issue problems. It remains a five star fund and a Great Owl.