Active Managers Can’t Jump
In streetball parlance, active managers have thrown up enough bricks to host a masons’ convention. Marking the worst relative quarter since 1998, less than one-in-five large cap managers, and only 6% of large cap growth managers, outperformed the S&P 500® Index in the first quarter of 2016. We don’t put much weight on just three months of performance data but, despite what Mark Twain writes, statistics don’t lie: fewer than one-quarter of managers outperform their benchmarks over the long-term. With such disappointing outcomes, the economic value of our profession will remain in question and cheap beta will look relatively attractive.
Mar Vista Investment Partners Second Quarter 2014 Review
Mar Vista Investment Partners second quarter commentary reviews the market and their large cap growth strategies during the most recent period and discusses the opportunities they see for their portfolios in the coming months.