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Should Active Strategies Really Be the Default for Emerging Markets?

Of the €35.8 billion in asset flows globally in Q1 2019, 95% were in passive strategies. In equity flows specifically, passive strategies saw inflows of €6.2 billion while active strategies encountered €19.3 billion in outflows. In emerging markets equities, Q1 inflows for active strategies were €5.4 billion, vs. €500 million of outflows for passive. The data shows that sustained outperformance is very difficult to achieve with active strategies – and that may soon become the case even in emerging markets, where investors traditionally opt for active strategies. Find out why.

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