Within the asset management industry, the recent rise in pure passive investing, based on traditional cap-weighted indices, is set to slow down in the near-future as more investors seek to diversify their portfolios while earning cheap alpha returns at near-beta fees. Since the financial crisis, cheap, passive investment styles have disrupted the more expensive active investment strategies. In 2018, the investing market for simplistic, passive and cheap strategies is now at risk of disruption by more sophisticated strategies that can be cost efficient for end-investors, given the enhanced return opportunities and added diversification.
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