Andrew Mouchacca

Active management has successfully delivered alpha from Australian small companies over the long-term. Further, in periods when the dispersion of stock returns within the benchmark has been high, the median manager has delivered strong alpha. However, the ability to outperform the benchmark in periods of low returns dispersion (as has... Show More

Sam, thanks for your comment. The sector weightings that you highlight is interesting yet not relevant given that they are an outcome of the process of ranking the individual stock fundamental factors. This is in fact the point of the note and demonstrates a pure comparison of fundamental factors (growth versis value) and that to justify underperformance by style namely value, isn’t accurate. Rather that it was stock selection skill that has delivered / detracted alpha in this asset class given the low cross sectional volatility environment we have experienced. Happy to discuss further if you’d like to contact me. Regards

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