Passive Fund of Funds Cheapest But Not Best Performing

Morningstar research has looked at the price difference between fund of funds and found that passive portfolios are cheapest but not the best performing

Randal Goldsmith 18 December, 2017 | 10:30AM

Multimanager funds invest in other funds to achieve their overall asset-allocation mix and can be either fettered – able to invest only with in-house managers, or unrestricted – can invest with any manager across the market.

Funds of passive funds had the lowest fees at 0.37%

With unrestricted fund selection choices, they should be able to deliver better returns for investors. However, investments in external managers also bring extra costs that need to be covered before there is a net benefit to investors.

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Randal Goldsmith  is a Manager Research Analyst with Morningstar.

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