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Active/Passive Is Not Either/Or

Panelists from Vanguard, American Funds, and Dodge & Cox reframe the debate.

This analyst blog is part of our coverage of the 2015 Morningstar Investment Conference.

Active managers have been derided in the financial media in recent years for failing to beat their benchmarks. But it's not just headlines; investor dollars continue to flow away from active strategies and into passive ones. This has led many industry observers and pundits to ponder whether this trend away from active strategies and toward passive strategies is here to stay, and to question what the future holds for active management. This has become known as the "active-passive debate."