Is Active Better? Depends on Context

Morningstar analysts find limited evidence that there’s a systematic and consistent link between high active share and superior returns.

Kate Lin, CAIA 17 September, 2021 | 11:46
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Active share, a measure of the difference between a portfolio and a benchmark, was introduced in a research paper by Martijn Cremers and Antti Petäjistö in 2006. Analyzing U.S. domestic equity mutual funds, the two identified 60% active share as the limit between truly active managers and closet indexers, which are closely following the weights of their benchmark. Furthermore, the duo postulated that higher active share predicts performance.

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Kate Lin, CAIA  is a Data Journalist for Morningstar Asia, and is based in Hong Kong

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