The classic "active vs. passive management" debate has inevitably been revived in the midst of the economic and market downturn; now at least one British firm is jumping in to the eternal American mutual fund debate made famous by Jack Bogle. The Wall Street Journal
's Eleanor Laise highlights
, an institutionally-focused (not retail) research firm that stepped into the US market in January.
Inalytics CEO Rick DiMascio
throws in its two cents on the benefits and detriments of active management. His firm's research suggest the classic Bogle-ism that typical active managers don't outperform their benchmarks net of fees. DiMascio praises active managers more for their buying abilities than their selling ones and urges investors to avoid long-short funds and obsessing over track records.
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