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Babu Mathews

Hocus Pocus: FOCUS Funds

Date : 16/04/2009 Author: Babu Mathews

"Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing." -Warren Buffett"Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing." -Warren Buffett

The reaction of Fund houses was the creation of Focus Funds that concentrate on a particular niche market, sector or strategy.

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Build It and They Will Buy It

Date : 14/04/2009 Author: Babu Mathews

If 2008 was the sorriest year for active management & 2009 is proving to be spoilt as well, wouldn’t it be better off for Fund Management houses to begin their allocations to passive management vehicles?

Mutual Fund houses favor active management over passive strategy ‘cause they believe that the mortals running the funds will be able to generate alpha (and higher fees).

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