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Spot the Dog

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:

  • A lot of dogs have escaped the pound! This edition sees 31 dog funds on our list, down from the 86 found previously

  • This time the UK sectors are the tearaway terriers, while the Asia pacific kennel holds just one shih tzu. Which sector has fetched the most dogs this time around?

  • Discover which hounds made the list: the value of dog funds has dropped from £45.4 billion to £10.7 billion. That’s a lot of savings that are no longer in some pawful pooches – but still way too much!

  • There are three big Great Danes (funds over £1 billion). Who are these untameable mutts?

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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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