Active fund managers aim to achieve the best returns possible for their investors – seeking stocks that they believe will provide superior performance, using research analysis and most importantly, their own skill and judgement.
A manager of a passive fund, on the other hand, simply tracks the performance of the market by investing proportionately in the constituent companies of a representative index.
M&G is one of the UK’s oldest and largest active investors with over £228 billion under management*.
Actively managed funds – our experience works for you
At M&G we strongly believe that active funds have the potential to generate the best returns for investors over the long term. Backed by all the resources scale can offer, our fund managers are free to develop their own individual investment strategies and act on their convictions.
This approach has helped M&G to a string of awards, including OBSR Honours’ Outstanding Investment House 2011 and Professional Adviser’s Best UK Growth Group and Morningstar's Best Specialist Fixed Interest House – the latter having been awarded to M&G for the fourth year running in 2012.
Stockmarket prices may fluctuate and you may not get back your original investment. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Read on to find out more about M&G's approach to active investing.
*M&G Statistics, as at 31.12.12