Active Management

The majority of active strategies survived and beat their benchmarks over the last 12 months, according to Morningstar. Some are doing especially well.
A new Greenwich Associates report says active management has taken a beating but will survive by focusing on complex, niche areas.
The sell-off that follows a market downturn will tip the balance from passive to active management, fund manager John Rogers predicts.
To find benchmark-beating active funds, look for portfolios whose managers are betting alongside outside investors and are willing to work for a reasonable fee.
The Stelliam Investment Management founder weighs in on fundamental investing in a market transformed by index funds and automated trading.
Municipal market money managers are traditionally very passive, but not Robert Dimella of Mackay Shields. His firm prides itself on transparency and taking a more active approach to investing.
Active investors should consider shorter-dated bonds as a way to unlock value when yields are in the doldrums.
Active managers always outperform passive managers on a benchmark comparison. So why does nobody seem to care?
Active management is being challenged, says Blackstone Group’s Gideon Berger, and managers’ fees may not always be justified.
Where some registered investment advisers see an opportunity to diversify, others are reluctant to jump on the bandwagon.