Passive Management ≠ Passive Investing

Ashwin Alankar (pictured), Michael DePalma and Guoan Du Passive investments are often misunderstood. Instead of providing static positioning as implied by the label, they can be very capricious because of market and sector turbulence. To tame a passive asset, we think investors need to exert more active control over the dynamics of volatility.

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Sector Distortions Can Be Costly in Passive Investing

Joseph G. Paul (pictured) and Kevin Simms Passive investing strategies that emulate an index have become increasingly popular. But passive investing can go awry when sector concentrations leave investors exposed to unintended risks.

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Manager Diversification: Why Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong

There’s a strong case to be made that investors should diversify their exposure to passive managers more—not less—than they diversify their exposure to active managers. 

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