Absolute return a 'potential minefield' for investors

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 Absolute return a 'potential minefield' for investors

Just one absolute return fund has beaten cash every year for 10 years, and three funds have failed to beat 10-year cash returns, according to analysis by AJ Bell. Over the past year two-thirds of funds have delivered a loss, the research showed.  Yet over the past decade cash has returned just 1.45% - far below the level of inflation. But even at that low bar three funds have failed to beat cash: Insight Absolute Insight Currency, GAM Star Global Rates and Jupiter Absolute Return. The l...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.