n Personal Finance Newsletter - What's the point of paying active management fees? : investment insights
|Article Title||What's the point of paying active management fees? : investment insights|
|© Publisher:||Moneyweb (Pty) Ltd|
|Journal||Personal Finance Newsletter|
|Publication Date||Sep 2015|
The fees charged by asset managers have come under a lot of scrutiny in the last few years as investors have become more aware of what they are paying, and managers have recognised the need to justify what they are charging. However, much of the discussion has been focused on only a single relationship-the fee being paid against the return being generated. The active versus passive debate has also fed into this. This actually makes life quite tough for active managers, because it is very difficult for them to justify their fees if all they have to go on is their performance.
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