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“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 December 2021 op-ed in Pensions & Investments.

Recognition for Research Sponsored by the Council

``Active Management and the Efficiency of Securities Markets`` wins 2021 Special Distinction Award from the Journal of Investment Management.

Webinar: Balance the Narrative

Harding Loevner’s Simon Hallett and MFS’s Ravi Venkataraman spoke to the Mutual Fund Directors Forum about reassessing the conventional wisdom on active management. They also addressed active management’s role in ESG and improving market efficiency.

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.

About the Active Managers Council

The Active Managers Council is the premier industry voice for active investment management. Its mission is to advocate for a more balanced narrative on active and passive management and to provide education about the benefits of active management and its vital importance to the securities markets.

Both active and passive play important roles in investment management. However, a misleading narrative has emerged, pitting active against passive in a false dichotomy. The Council seeks to help investors by sponsoring and curating research, hosting educational events, and serving as a resource for investors and policymakers seeking to learn more.

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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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