Alpha, Inflation and Passive Investing in a New World

Long-term alpha track records are valuable and meaningful, although the proportion of participants achieving net alpha has declined over time as many active fund managers fail to outperform the relevant benchmark over the long term, particularly after fees.

Achieving alpha has become difficult, but there are some reasons to be optimistic as to why accruing alpha could become easier over time.

Hyperion has produced net alpha since inception across its three key products, which is rare and valuable. We dive more into this in a recent whitepaper, “The difficult quest for long-term alpha after fees revisited”, which you can read here.

In this on-demand webinar titled “Alpha, Inflation and Passive Investing in a New World”, Hyperion Asset Management’s Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Mark Arnold and Deputy Chief Investment Officer Jason Orthman look at:

  • The importance of long-term Alpha after fees;
  • How rare outperformance is, Domestically and Globally;
  • Why most Active Managers fail;
  • Has Passive investment changed the way we invest;
  • The importance of stock selection, portfolio management and portfolio turnover;
  • Is Inflation still transitory;
  • What factors, as an active manager, does Hyperion exploit to generate Alpha;
  • Global Reporting season update;
  • Revisiting why Tesla is not a meme or concept stock.

You can download transcript here

This communication is prepared by Hyperion Asset Management Limited (ABN 80 080 135 897 AFSL 238380) (Hyperion) as investment manager of Hyperion Australian Growth Companies Fund (ARSN 089548443), Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund (Managed Fund) (ARSN 611084229) and Hyperion Small Growth Companies fund (ARSN 089548943) (‘Funds’). The Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund – Class B changed its name to Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund (Managed Fund) on 5 February 2021 in order to facilitate quotation of the fund on the ASX.

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