To Track or not to Track? - Passive vs Active (Introduction to Investing #2)

Presented by

Michael Vandenberghe, Head of European Sales, NTree International

About this talk

One of the first choices any investor needs to make is if they are going to use an active or a passive strategy. The debate over the respective merits and shortcomings of active and passive investment management spans over decades and it remains one of the most divisive issues in the world of investing. The key questions at the heart of it focus on the ability -or not- of active managers to generate alpha i.e. consistently outperform the market or beta and whether investors should simply abandon active strategies for passive investments. We will be answering questions such as: • What is the theory behind both strategies? • Which have performed better historically? • What are the main features of active and passive management? • When might active investment management suit me, and when might passive be better? Investment beginners can expect to expand their understanding of these two main investment strategies, and how they might be able to utilise them in their own portfolios. Capital at risk.
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