What Is the True Impact of Passive Investing?

Oct 2017
Global, October, 10 2017 - The move to passive investing has prompted some theories regarding unintended consequences. Price distortion and reduced oversight of corporate governance are the two most prominent issues cited. The latter concern seems reasonable on its face, as passive investors do not buy or sell shares based on the idiosyncratic characteristics of individual companies, nor on evaluations of company actions or projected changes in value.

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