The team running Eaton Vance Balanced is settling in together, and the asset-allocation process is reasonable but lacks a clear edge. The fund earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral for all share classes.
Will ECIFX outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable ECIFX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the ECIFX management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of ECIFX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.