These funds have advantages that clearly outweigh any disadvantages across the pillars, giving us the conviction to award them a positive rating. As is the case with any fund receiving a positive rating, we expect these funds to beat their relevant performance benchmarks and/or peers on a risk-adjusted basis over a full market cycle (defined as a full market cycle of at least five years). Funds rated Bronze may be working their way up our list of recommended picks as we gain more familiarity and conviction in key pillars or working their way down on the basis of a degradation within specific pillars.
Interpreting Technology Hype
When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable? And when will such claims pay off, if at all? Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals.