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  • Manus van der Pluym says:

    Very interesting to see this as a global trend – a move from predominately active fund to growing passive fund investing – as here in South Africa many of my clients are asking what proportion of their investments are in passive funds. Up to 2017 this was never questioned.
    Generally the question originates from analytically inclined people (as usual?).

    My question is, are passive funds with lower fees over periods of five and more years providing a net real return in excess of what active managers with higher fees are giving?
    i have not (at least in South Africa) seen unbiased research to answer this question.

    i imagine in times of low growth it is possible that over short periods passive will perform better.
    Add to the mix passive index trackers!

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