Market Outlook | Papers

The three to five years ending December 31, 2010 have challenged many active long only (and long-short) equity managers’ ability to produce alpha, particularly if their investment decisions are based on the intrinsic fundamental characteristics of individual stocks. As a manager of Entrepreneurial managers1 , the majority of whom employ this type of investment approach, FIS Group conducted research on the major factors driving the impairment of excess return observed over the last five years. Additionally, we examined whether the performance advantage of Entrepreneurial managers over their Established manager peers (by investment style and market capitalization) observed in our and others’ prior research had altered as a result of the changing macroeconomic and market environments. Our conclusions are as follows:

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