PW indices performances PW Indices from 31.12.2023 to 30.04.2024
  • CHF - Low risk : 1.62%
  • CHF - Mid risk : 3.11%
  • CHF - High risk : 5.47%
  • EUR - Low risk : 0.95%
  • EUR - Mid risk : 2.16%
  • EUR - High risk : 3.63%
  • USD - Low risk : 0.28%
  • USD - Mid risk : 1.55%
  • USD - High risk : 2.70%
  • GBP - Low risk : 0.91%
  • GBP - Mid risk : 2.34%
  • GBP - High risk : 3.42%

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The little-known secret to benchmarking is that performance to a market index is insufficient to judge a manager's talent.

One should be able to look at their risk-taking against peers, who all have to adapt to the same market conditions with similar objectives and cost structures. Then, and only then, can you discuss performance with them.

While it is straightforward to whip four market indices together and provide a historical performance of a theoretical portfolio invested in them, it does not reflect the reality of investing. Indices have as many as 1000’s of stocks and 10’0000s of bonds; portfolios only have dozens. Private wealth managers do take into consideration capital preservation, meaning they must not be as aggressively invested as a passive benchmark when the going gets tough. And trading and custody fees are ignored. Your portfolio management should not be measured against an off-the-shelf passive benchmark. A composite of fee-paying discretionary accounts is, on the hand, relevant.

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The Perfometer is the heart of Performance Watcher's analysis tools. Thanks to its simplicity and precision, it allows you to instantly compare the competitiveness of the portfolio under analysis. Without jargon, an explicit and simple-to-understand weather pictogram, gives you the information you need to make your assessment.

For example here, for the last three months, with three anonymised investment funds, very popular in Switzerland:

  • FUND 1 - CHF - Mid Risk
  • FUND 2 - CHF - Mid Risk
  • FUND 3 - CHF - Mid Risk