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Spot the Dog sniffs out bad savings

The effects of long-term underperformance can be devastating on your savings. Spot the Dog helps you spot the runts of the litter in your portfolio.

Spot the Dog has been exposing badly performing funds since it launched in 1994. Our investment experts scrutinise funds from all sectors, identifying constant poor performers and highlighting best-of-breed alternatives in Spot the Dog.

With investment, your capital is at risk.

What is Spot the Dog?

Far from being a Crufts-like showcase of top dogs, Spot the Dog lists the bad mutts of the fund management industry. It uses statistical fund performance data to identify funds that have consistently performed badly compared to their benchmark.

It doesn’t win us any points with fund managers, but as you might have money stagnating in funds with abysmal performance records, we believe you have a right to know which funds those are. 

In the latest edition of Spot the Dog:

  • The number of dog funds rose from 44 to 56 and, the assets in those misbehaving mutts increased to £46.2bn from just £19.1bn

  • This time the global sector had more than its fair share of these errant hounds, accounting for around three-quarters of the total assets

  • Discover whether your funds are in the dog house – and what you should do about it. There is no reason to stick with a pawful performer

  • We highlight the great danes of the fund industry – those dog funds with more than £1bn of savers’ cash

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As a dog whisperer helps with problem dogs, our friendly team can help with any concerns you have about your investments.

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