Why it Pays to Back Active Fund Management in 2018

Active fund managers could outperform their passive counterparts this year. Janus Henderson's CEO outlines the key reasons

David Brenchley 16 March, 2018 | 9:01AM

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The most important decision investors can make in 2018 is to go active, according to Janus Henderson. Passive strategies are likely to struggle in a higher volatility environment, the fund manager predicts.

Volatility returned with a vengeance in February. The FTSE 100 has already seen nine movements of more than 1% in the first two and a half months of 2018 compared to 17 in the whole of 2017. We’ve also had the first movement of more than 2% since last April.

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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