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Chart of the Day: Index vs. The World

Samuel A. Kiburz May 24, 2023
chart shows world map with percentage of active funds outperformed by benchmarks over 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods


Over the last five years, 87% of actively managed funds in the U.S. underperformed their index. Today’s Chart of the Day from S&P Global shows this trend also holds true around the world. Why? It is because underperformance by active managers is not from lack of skill, but is structural, and spans across all markets. Visit our previous post for more information on why indexing works.

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