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Is active investing doomed?

In what might be seen as a boon, or at-least a close escape from extinction, a review of academic literature finds that investors should not entirely rule out using active funds management. The academic evidence is not sufficient to write-off an active approach, says Geoff Warren, it just depends on the circumstances.

Risk aversion matters: life-cycle design

A key issue in life-cycle fund design is setting the right ‘glide path’ for switching from growth to defensive assets over time. As it turns out, risk aversion is far more important than pension fund balance. New research raises a note of caution over offering a single, one-size-fits-all life-cycle fund.