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Portfolio Asset Classes

2016’s Winners and Losers

It’s always fascinating at this time of year to see which asset classes have performed well and to compare them with where they ranked in 2015.

Below you will find each of your Portfolio’s asset classes ranked in order of their performance in 2016, with their 2015 ranking below in brackets.

  • No. 1: Dimensional
  • +36.76%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 6)
  • International Value

  • No. 2: Dimensional
  • +34.59%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 9)
  • Emerging Markets Core Equity

  • No. 3: Dimensional
  • +32.67%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 2)
  • International Core Equity

  • No. 4: Legal & General
  • +20.36%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 7)
  • All Stocks Index Linked Gilts Index

  • No. 5: Dimensional
  • +20.90%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 8)
  • UK Value

  • No. 6: Vanguard
  • +16.58%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 5)
  • FTSE All-Share Index

  • No. 7: Dimensional
  • +4.49%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 1)
  • UK Small Companies

  • No. 8: Vanguard
  • +3.51%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 4)
  • Global Bond Index

  • No. 9: Dimensional
  • +1.89%return 01/01/16 to 31/12/16<br /> (2015 Ranking: 3)
  • Global Short-Dated Bond

As you can see the top two ranking asset classes came in 6th and 9th in 2015, while the bottom three’s ranking was 1st, 4th and 3rd!! Yet again we see a perfect example of the randomness of returns and the folly of trying to pick the winners whilst avoiding the losers. You see from year to year you never know which markets (asset classes) will outperform but thankfully there is no need to.

The solution…

By holding a globally diversified portfolio, such as the one you have, you are positioned to capture returns wherever they occur giving you the best chance of having a successful investment experience.

(Source: Dimensional Fund Advisors/Vanguard/Legal & General)
Performace figures are net of all management and custodian charges and include the reinvestment of all dividends and any capital gains distributions. Past performance does not necessarily indicate future performance. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investment’s shares/assets, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.