Who Had 3 of the Top Ranked Morningstar Strategies?

On October 11, 2016

morningstaretfmp_landscape_2016_q2Morningstar released its Second Quarter 2016 ETF Managed Portfolio Landscape Report late last week and, once again, iSectors was listed as one of the premier firms in the report.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Three of iSectors’ Allocations were in the top 10 –out of all 504 strategies in performance over the past five years.  No other firm had two strategies in the top 10:
  • iSectors Post-MPT Growth was #12 and iSectors Domestic Equity was #13 out of all 627 strategies over the past three years in performance.
  • Two iSectors Allocations were in the top 8 out of all 787 strategies in performance in the first half of 2016:
  • iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation was #2 out of 27 US Equity Group strategies — over the past 10 years in performance.
  • Over the past five years, iSectors Post-MPT Growth’s ranking within the US Equity Group is (out of 47 members with five years of performance):
    • #1 in Total Return
    • #1 in Alpha
    • #3 lowest in R-Squared (correlation with the market)
    • #2 lowest in Down Capture
  • Over the past five years, iSectors Post-MPT Moderate’s ranking within the US Balanced Group is (41 members with five years of performance):
    • #1 in Total Return
    • #1 in Alpha
    • #1 lowest in R-Squared
    • #1 lowest in Down Capture

Read the Report Here (PDF)

It is pretty amazing to see that iSectors Post-MPT Growth and Moderate can be #1 in their groups for Total Return and Alpha, and yet be in the bottom 10% in their groups for market correlation and downside risk!  So why then would advisors use any other strategies in these asset classes?


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