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Evolving the Active vs. Passive Debate

Evolving the Active vs. Passive Debate

The active versus passive debate is again in the spotlight as investors shift assets from active strategies to passive exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and products that replicate an index. This reflects the fact that the...
Active or Passive Funds - Who Wins?

Active or Passive Funds – Who Wins?

A passive (index) mutual fund closely follows an index, such as the S&P 500® Index, without much variation in underlying investments. In an active fund, portfolio managers carefully choose potential investments based on research...
Actively Managing Risks of Rising Rates

Actively Managing the Risks of Rising Rates

Q1 2017 CIO Insights: U.S. Value Equity Podcast The Federal Reserve held interest rates at abnormally low levels for several years, which restrained bond yields and enticed investors to reach for yield in the form of...
Refocus on Fundamentals and Risk

Refocus on Fundamentals and Risk

Q1 2017 CIO Insights: Asset Allocation Podcast In our opinion, changing economic, market and political conditions introduce more uncertainty into markets than in recent years. Essentially ever since the 2007-08 financial crisis, record-low interest rates have forced...
Breaking Down Passive and Active Investing

Breaking Down Passive and Active Investing

As a consumer, you want to feel confident in the choices you make. When it comes to investing, it’s important to understand your options. Investing, like other technical industries, has no shortfall of jargon...
Beyond Labels: Issues in Target-Date Fund Evaluation and Selection

Issues in Target-Date Fund Evaluation and Selection

The investment community has made significant strides in understanding and evaluating target-date fund (TDF)1 strategies over the past decade. Now, however, we have reached a plateau in target-date communication characterized by overly-simplistic dichotomies, such as...

Active Management: What’s It All About? (Part II)

Active investing tends to be more forward looking, while passive/index investing tracks yesterday’s world. As stock prices rise, the weighting of individual securities and accompanying sectors increases in the passive portfolio. Passive managers buy...

Active Management: What’s It All About? (Part I)

Investors are faced with the classic “active versus passive” management debate when it comes to choosing strategies. In a challenging investment climate, featuring moderate economic growth and the probability of heightened investment risks going...

CIO Insights: Stock Pickers of the World, Unite

Historically, non-U.S. stocks have shown high correlations with their countries, their indices, and each other. When economic or geopolitical events caused non-U.S. markets to gain or to falter, most countries, regions, and stocks moved...

CIO Insights: Higher Correlations – A Boon for Active Corporate Bond Selection?

In contrast to equity markets, where market correlations have come down (referenced in other CIO Insights posts this quarter), research from our Fixed Income team suggests that sector correlations in the corporate bond market have increased. We discuss...