July 26, 2017

Active v Passive: Asset TV’s Big Debate with Thomson Reuters Lipper

by Jake Moeller.

Recorded on: June 22, 2017

The active versus passive debate is as enduring as the hills. However, recent fund flows into passive vehicles in pan-Europe have been well ahead of long-term averages.

In this Asset TV panel, Thomson Reuters Lipper data reveals that in 2015, 32% of net flows into mutual funds were into passive vehicles. For 2016 this was 24% and for 2014 only 7%. In the first quarter of 2017, passive flows represented 20% of net flows.

Exhibit 1. Estimated Net Flows of Pan European Mutual Funds by Product Type

Source: Thomson Reuters Lipper

In this video, hosted by Asset TV‘s Jenny Hammond, and featuring influential industry panellists,  Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper UK & Ireland Research at Thomson Reuters, discusses the various impacts and issues the growth of passive investing is having on the active fund industry.

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