Best Performing Funds Fail to Repeat Performance

Advisers who use performance as the sole, or significant, driver in investment selection might want to rethink their strategy because the latest study of fund performance over time from Standard&Poor’s found that very few funds top performing funds managed to consistently repeat top-half or top-quartile performance in 2006.

Study Finds Lifecycle Funds Doing Well for Investors

A recent study by the Turnstone Advisory Group LLC in Marina del Rey, California has found that lifecycle funds are doing a good job for their investors but areas for improvement include pricing and asset allocation.

Average Equity Investor Earns Double-Digit Returns in 2006

In 2006, the average equity fund investor earned 16.4% and money market mutual fund yields rose to 5%, as diversification away from the U.S. and into International funds aided in asset growth, according to a Strategic Insights analysis.

Markets Making A Monkey Out of You?

If you’ve ever felt like the markets were making a monkey out of you – you might want to consider keeping an eye on the stock picks of Adam Monk.

Multi-manager Product Growth Surpasses $1.3T

Assets in multi-manager products grew by 40% during 2005 to exceed $1.3 trillion, according to the recent Cerulli Quantitative Update, Global Multi-manager Products 2006.

Russell Launches Global Equity Index

Russell Investment Group unveiled a new index Wednesday meant to satiate asset managers’ increasing thirst for more global investment options.

BlackRock’s Doll Delivers His 10 Predictions for 2007

Although ‘’our overall view is fairly constructive,’’ said Robert Doll, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Global Equities at BlackRock, Inc., ‘’we think a soft landing is likely in 2007.’’

Eaton Vance Managers 'Bullish' About 2007

“Every investor should dial up their equity exposure [in 2007],″ said Duncan Richardson, Executive Vice President and Chief Equity Investment Officer of Eaton Vance Management, at a press conference Wednesday.