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Active Managers Council

The Value of Active Management

The IAA formed the Active Managers Council in 2018 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.

Through its website, 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. The AMC also produces a free bi-weekly email newsletter – AMC News & Updates – with the latest news and commentary on active management issues and trends.

Active management has always been and remains an important strategy for large institutions and individual investors alike. Passive investing has rightly been recognized for the value it offers investors, but that has also led to a misleading narrative that pits active against passive in a false dichotomy. Framing the discussion as binary does investors a disservice. Indeed, both active and passive (and variations in between) have important roles to play in investment management and the markets, and investors should be free to choose the approach that best suits their goals. The Council serves as a valuable resource for investors and policymakers seeking to learn more about the role of these investment strategies.

A Balanced Narrative

The AMC is changing the conventional – and misguided – narrative pitting active management against passive. A more accurate, balanced narrative is active and passive working together, as these academic and industry experts explain.

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