Active Versus Passive Management

Reject an oversimplified framework.

The active–passive debate dominates current discussions in the investment industry. A seemingly endless number of articles have been written on the topic, with some arguing investors should pursue active stock-picking strategies and others passive index approaches. It’s a battle that’s been painted in stark contrast—highlighting two distinct and opposing ends of the spectrum—in search of which approach is best for investors.

Recently, momentum has swung i

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