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Active Management Gains Favor Amid Market Tumult

Active Management Gains Favor Amid Market Tumult

August 23, 2022

It’s certainly been a roller coaster ride for the markets in 2022. But volatility in the markets is prompting more advisers to consider moving assets into active management. That’s the finding of a new survey from Ignites.

The survey, conducted from July 7–15, found that more advisers are considering active as they look to minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity, because active managers can react more quickly to developments and uncover potential gains through research and a focus on fundamentals. It also found the following on a broad-based level:

  • 66% of advisers are more inclined to consider an active manager now
  • 66% of advisers overall are more likely to consider active mutual funds

The overall numbers only tell part of the story. The Ignites survey also found a significant generation gap among advisers. Less experienced advisers were more open to active management than more seasoned practitioners. And they differed in their views of products, particularly ETFs.

  • 100% of respondents with less than 5 years’ experience said they would consider actively managed ETFs
  • 58% of respondents with more than 20 years of experience said they would likely look at products in that wrapper

And it differed by industry too. Insurance practitioners overwhelmingly preferred mutual funds while RIAs were largely open to both mutual funds and ETFs.

To read more about the survey’s findings on active management, check out the full article here.

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