We ask four experts whether high valuations and market uncertainties will push active investing back into investors' thoughts, or passive strategies will continue to gain traction.
Giant index fund managers may be thought to sit on their hands when it comes to exerting shareholder influence, but the reality is different.
With actively managed funds falling woefully short of their targets, passive products have the chance to finally overcome the reticence of Asian investors. Regulatory changes could help.
AsianInvestor has asked and answered 10 key questions for investors in the Year of the Monkey. Question eight looks at whether active funds can outperform in a time of volatility.
Assets, revenue and operating margins all shrank last year for the first time since 2009, and flows into passive funds were double those into active strategies, according to consultancy Casey Quirk.
The fund house will put fundamental and quantitative equities under one head in Asia and combine its infrastructure and property units globally in a real assets group. Its Australia head is also relocating.