Increasing risk does not necessarily lead to higher returns in equity funds, according to research conducted by FE comparing vehicles in the Investment Association's UK All Companies sector to their FTSE All-Share benchmark, which found that nearly half of the funds with higher volatility underperformed over three years.
The analysis looked at cumulative returns of funds in the sector over three and five years from 30 November 2013 and 2011, respectively, mapped against their risk grading. It found although there was...
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