Fixed Income Leaders Summit: Emerging Markets 2019

March 11 - 12, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains, NY

Michael Cirami


Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Co-Director of Global Income
Eaton Vance


11:00 AM Panel | Passive Vs. Active Investing: Which Is The Smarter Move In EM Investing?

The many uncertainties that accompany EM sometimes mean active investing can seem more attractive than passive investing. At the same time, the deteriorating ability of money managers to beat their indices has led investors to accelerate a shift towards passive strategies, such as ETFs. This adds to the pressure on actively managed funds to justify their fees. Do current market conditions provide a solid opportunity for active managers to demonstrate their value or do passive managers still have the long-term advantage? In this panel, our speakers will explore.

  • Have passive investments won the race for assets and returns?
  • Why have active managers predominantly underperformed in the past and what are the indicators that this trend is set to reverse?
  • Are current market conditions providing a backdrop for active managers to demonstrate their true value or do passive managers still offer the best source of returns?
  • Is the period of outperformance of passive funds vs. active funds set to change with more opportunities coming for active managers around rising rates?


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael.

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