Have Fund Managers Given Active Management a Bad Name?

The current thinking is that active management has done itself a disservice in charging too high fees and encouraging investors to chase the "next big thing"

John Rekenthaler 25 October, 2017 | 9:55AM

Active vs passive - the investor conundrum

These days, few if any investment writers wholeheartedly support active management. They either recommend passive investing fully or they advocate blending the two approaches, typically by starting with a core of passive investments and then adding active funds as desired.

Active management choices are often now in the form of strategic beta, which matches some of the benefits of active fund management with the lower costs associated with passive investments.

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