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Active vs Passive: the Great Investment Debate

Active versus passive is a debate which has gathered momentum in the industry over the past few years. Both approaches are fundamentally different and each has clear benefits and disadvantages.

As an active manager, M&G focuses on meeting an investment objective through a specific strategy. There are many different ways in which active managers seek to achieve their fund objective, common to all however is the belief that by using analysis, research and proven investment processes it is possible to outperform the market.

Understanding the difference between the two approaches to investing is important when selecting investment funds. An awareness of the pros and cons can help ensure that the ones an investor picks for their portfolio are best placed to meet their investment goals.

Active vs Passive Interview

Jonathan Willcocks, Managing Director, Global Head of Retail Sales at M&G, explores the different but complementary roles he believes active and passive funds will play in investment portfolios in the years ahead. This video accompanies an article written by Julian Marr for the IFA business support community; Adviser-Hub.

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