O’Shaughnessy Funds rose to MFO’s “Upper” Family Rating this past month. Good to see. All its 5 funds have fared very well against their competition this past year.
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All 11 Baillie Gifford funds have outperformed their peers since launch in US. YTD, however, its international/EM funds have followed their categories down … now in 6th month of drawdown. And, last month its two growth funds dipped with FB. Still, impressive numbers so far.
Here are numbers since launch …
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.