3 December 2011

FT Investor Dashboard

This table gives a quick overview of major risk factors affecting the possible performance of an investor's portfolio. It contains some interesting information but the main problem the average investor faces is not really addressed. Unless someone wants to be his own hedge fund manager he or she relies on the advice and performance produced by whoever manages the portfolio(s). Therefore it is past and future performance data that alone is relevant for someone's financial situation. While the value of past performance may be subject to dispute it is the only hard evidence and investor has at his disposal when choosing an investment adviser.