All You Need to Know About Actively Managed Funds

You need to completely understand the difference between actively managed funds and passively managed funds if you are looking to make investments. Actively managed funds focus on trying to outperform their benchmarks and peer group average by combining market forecasting, market forecasting, and experience of portfolio managers. There is a certain risk level associated with actively managed funds. As compared to the passively managed funds, that track indices, actively managed funds typically have higher fees and expense ratios.

There are various methods through which you can invest your money for earning profits. You can either go with an ETF, mutual funds or active funds. However, the better option is to actively manage your funds through a professional money managing company. There are numerous companies which can help you in managing your active funds and enhance your returns. Let’s have a look at some of the major ones and their recent developments.


The largest money management company, BlackRock, was the talk of the town recently due to the news that it is backing robots over humans for picking stocks. The news has come as a shock to many. Due to the rise of passively managed funds, the founder and CEO of BlackRock, Laurence D. Fin, has laid out an ambitious plan which consists of machines that will pick up the stocks in place of his managers. Instead of relying on human power, he has decided to take help from algorithms and models for picking stocks and earning returns on them.

AQR Capital

Founded in 1998, AQR Capital is one of the leading investment management companies in the world. The company recently decreased its position in the Medical Properties Trust Inc. as it sold 27,703 shares. On the other hand, it increased its position in shares of Encore Wire Co. by 1.7% as it bought additional 1,084 shares of the company during the fourth quarter of the year.

Prudential Investment Management Inc

As per the recent unaudited investment results of the Prudential Investment Management Inc, a diversified investment management company, their net assets as on 28th February 2017 stood at $561,023,738. Their market price per share remained at $15.77 and loan outstanding was $195,000,000. The company has been in operation for over 140 years and continues to help people grow their wealth.

To sum it up, actively managed funds can be a great way to earn returns. If you are looking for a company to manage your funds, the information given above will surely help you in selecting the best company for actively managing your wealth.