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(Updated May 2010. This article was originally written in 1995. Various research up to 2010 has been included in this update. The story remains the same. A huge, well-replicated and expanding volume of studies have clearly proven the advantage of passive over active investment management.) WHAT IS ACTIVE MANAGEMENT? Active management might best be described as an attempt to apply human intelligence to find "good deals" in the financial markets. Active management is the predominant model for investment strategy today. Active managers try to pick attractive stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ...
It is a debate that has (seemingly) raged for as long as England have successfully avoided the later stages of international football tournaments, but is the active versus passive fund management argument finally reaching a conclusion? The answer, of course, is probably not � like trench warfare, the combatants on both sides are too fixed in their positions to capitulate easily now � but recently there has been a noticeable escalation in hostilities. First, in April, Ignis Asset Management published research which torpedoed the idea that the RDR would trigger a dramatic increase in the use ... Read More
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ACTIVE VERSUS PASSIVE FUND MANAGEMENT
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