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Active Managers Council

“Do No Harm” Is Not Nearly Enough

Plan sponsors should be focusing on participants' goals, not their own, stresses IAA President and CEO Karen Barr in this January 2021 op ed in Pensions & Investments.

Webinar: Balance the Narrative

On February 15, Harding Loevner's Simon Hallett and MFS's Ravi Venkataraman will speak to the Mutual Fund Directors Forum about the latest thinking on active management.

Fiduciary Duty & DC Plans

In this webinar, legal experts Alison Douglass and Christina Hennecken provide an overview of the responsibilities of plan fiduciaries in selecting investments for 401(k) plans. Originally broadcast in November 2021.

Sustainability is an Active Process

This Active Managers Council white paper explains why active management is essential to aligning investors' portfolios with their sustainability goals.

Investment Insights

The IAA formed the Active Managers Council to foster education and thought leadership regarding active management, curate and sponsor research on active and passive management, and engage on relevant public policy issues. The Council’s member firms represent diverse viewpoints, business models and types of investors.

The Active Managers Council offers a growing library of research, commentary and investing insights designed to help investors make informed decisions for investment planning and portfolio construction.

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Active Management Stats

What the Experts Say

“Active managers have a variety of skills and tend to make value-added decisions, after accounting for all costs, many actively managed funds appear to generate positive value for investors.”

— Professor Martijn Cremers, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

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“All investors, both active and passive — as well as the real economy — benefit from the efforts and cost expenditures of active managers.”

— Professor Russ Wermers, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

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The AMC curates relevant news about investment management as well as our own updates from the Council, IAA and our membership.

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