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:

  • Our research team has identified 58 dog funds compared to 26 at the start of the year, a sharp increase in numbers
  • The level of assets held in dog funds has risen dramatically from £6.4 billion six months ago to £33.6 billion in this edition
  • Global equities remains the area with the largest number of dog funds, with 19 funds across the combined IA Global and IA Global Equity Income sectors
  • Global Emerging Market dog funds have gone the way of the dodo in this edition with not a single mutt to be found. Closer to home, just one UK Smaller Companies fund makes the hall of shame

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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.