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In the age old question of whether passive or active investing is the best course, a new paper from Mercer proposed a simple answer: it depends. Specifically, it depends on what an investors’ goals and priorities actually are, the paper said. The popularity of passive strategies can, in part, be attributed to their continued success. […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 09:11

The majority of global pension plans believe the rise of passive investment funds is a foundational change in how they now manage their portfolios, recognizing that both active and passive allocations are necessary, according to a 2018 survey by British firm CREATE-Research. Faced with this trend, the financial services industry must demonstrate the benefits of […]

Is Modern Portfolio Theory Harming Your Portfolio?

Economics versus finance.

  • July 31, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 10:13
Reflections on Active vs. Passive Management

Online Debates: A Year in Review Part II

Efficient market hypothesis and modern portfolio theory.

(R)evolution in Indexing Methods

Coverage of the 2010 Global Investment Conference.

Investors Pouring Into Passive Funds: BlackRock

ETFs on the rise as de-risking trend slows.

Global Featured Speaker, Dr. Christian Raubach

Should one invest actively or passively?

Passive investing, in the form of investable indexes, is gaining more and more converts. Last month, it was reported that Norway’s Government Pension Fund was taken to task by the country’s finance ministry because its active managers underperformed their benchmarks. But are those benchmarks rational? A new paper from Russell Investments suggests what many active […]

  • February 22, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 15:07