The SEC has opened the door for asset managers to launch non-transparent actively managed ETFs this year. CFRA thinks the funds will be successful in gathering assets, but not at the expense of traditional index-based ETFs.
Globally, impact investing represents over half a trillion in assets under management.
After a strong start to 2019, March saw two-thirds of stock-picking mutual funds trail benchmarks.
Given the instability in the market, can clients rely on these income funds to provide the support they expect?
A new academic paper, supported by the Investment Adviser Association’s Active Managers Council, argues that active managers play a role in making markets efficient.
Arguments that they lack transparency or may be subject to manipulation are largely off base.
The transition of power has picked up in recent years as consumers turn to cheaper products that track indexes instead of relying on a fund manager’s stock-selection prowess.