Investment Insights


The IAA formed the Active Managers Council 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.

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.

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Active Management Stats

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What the Experts Say

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Active managers have a variety of skills and tend to make value-added decisions, such that, after accounting for all costs, many actively managed funds appear to generate positive value for investors.

Prof. Martijn Cremers, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

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All investors, both active and passive — as well as the real economy — benefit from the efforts and cost expenditures of active managers.

Professor Russ Wermers, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

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News & Upcoming Events

The AMC curates relevant news about investment management as well as our own updates from the Council, IAA and our membership.


AMC Speakers Bureau

Searching for an expert on active management or investment management in general? The Active Managers Council has numerous experts to offer representing large to medium to small firms managing assets across a range of asset classes and investment styles. Select members are available and interested in speaking with media and participating at industry events.