1196 briefings from 365 companies
Why do we believe that the opportunities for active investors are stronger than ever? Rather than weaken the case for active management, the growth of passive strategies arguably increases the likelihood of a skilled manager outperforming over the longer term.
Published:08 April 2014
This paper explains active share, and explores why this metric is becoming increasingly recognised as an important means of assessing fund managers.
Published:24 March 2014
This paper addresses the inflationary pressures that the UK is exposed to, and explores how active management can deliver outperformance over medium to long term, despite the significant challenges.
Published:10 March 2014
This paper discusses where smart beta fits into the mix within a traditional passive and/or active portfolio and whether or not there is a viable solution to ensure effective fund selection.
Published:03 March 2014
This paper explores active and passive investment strategies. It debates the performance of both actively and passively managed funds and explains how both of these have a place in an investor’s portfolio depending on an individual’s objectives and attitude towards risk.
Published:14 February 2014
This guide answers the key questions about investing and explains some of the industry’s financial jargon. It explores the benefits of active investing, challenging some of the views often associated with these types of investments, and looks at the variety of investment options open to you.
Published:14 February 2014
Anne Richards, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Aberdeen Solutions, argues that the successful active management depends not on portfolio activity, but on how far one is prepared to ignore the benchmark.
Company:Aberdeen Asset Management
Published:15 August 2013
Numerous studies show that most active managers fail to deliver “alpha” over time net of fees. And yet investors continue to pay high fees for active management. This article asks why investors persist in such seemingly irrational behavior. As long as active managers can keep on charging high fees,
Published:27 June 2012
Business Area:Fund Performance
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the benefits that an active and diversified currency strategy can bring when added to a multi-asset-class portfolio. The advantages that a diversified approach can offer compared with that of the most widely used currency investment strategies will also be
Published:19 June 2012
Business Area:Portfolio Management
The last two years have seen profit margins for wealth managers squeezed. Advisers have seen their fees from product providers fall from an average of 150bps to 100bps and fees are predicted to continue falling by another 25bps in the near future. The decreasing growth rate within the UK market
Published:07 June 2012
Business Area:Wealth Management