Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bill Miller vs. S&P 500

Per the WSJ:

Massachusetts' pension fund has dismissed five managers that handled its $1.8 billion U.S. equity portfolio, including Legg Mason Capital Management, a Legg Mason Inc. unit.

The decision is another blow to Bill Miller, manager of the Legg Mason Value Trust, which has lagged the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index during the past three years since its 15-year streak of outperformance ended.
It's been a harsh reversal of fortune for Mr. Miller who outperformed the S&P 500 fifteen straight years from 1991-2005. With that kind of run, performance must still be strong historically relative to the S&P 500... think again.


Source: Yahoo Finance