The funds for consistent returns – Update February 2023

4 min Read Published: 31 Jan 2023

The fund management industry promotes the idea of buying and holding actively managed funds for the long-term. Yet you are more likely to make more money by regularly reviewing your portfolio. In reality the reason why fund managers want you to stay invested with them is that it allows them to make more money from you via fund management charges.

However, I understand that there are times when you might not want to or can't switch your funds as often as you might want. For example, you may have a pension scheme that offers a limited choice of funds or restricts the number of switches you can perform. Or it may be that you like to have a core stable selection of funds in your portfolio around which you invest more actively in order to try to boost returns.

A few years ago I carried out a piece of research aiming to identify funds for consistent returns.

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