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.

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

What is Spot the Dog?

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

We don’t think it wins 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:

  • We found a barking 91 dog funds – way more than last time’s 59 dogs – holding £43.9 billion in assets! That is quite a pack…
  • There is £43.9 billion of hard-earned cash in consistently underperforming dogs. Are any of your investments howling?
  • Who is hogging the Top Dog spot once again?
  • There are 11 Great Danes in there this time, each holding over £1 billion of investors’ cash…

Speak to an expert

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