Wednesday, 19 February 2020 @ Auckland University of Technology
Moot:‘Passive management gives investors the best outcome.’
Managers of investment funds, including KiwiSaver funds, can either manage those assets ‘actively’, by taking a hands-on approach to buying and selling and trying to outperform the market; or ‘passively’ by simply tying their asset mix to a market index.
Both methods have their pros and cons – largely around fees versus returns – but which gives investors the best outcome?
In this FMA Debate, held in February 2020, the audience ultimately decided that the negative team had presented a better argument, in support of active management.