Active vs. Passive Investing - A Somewhat Flawed & Futile Debate

Gavin Duckett

Newport Asset Management

As an active manager ourselves, as well as an allocator to both active managers and passive investment products, we are often asked where we sit in the active vs. passive debate. It’s a decades old debate that continues to persist and, while there are passionate believers in both camps, we put forward the view that it’s a debate that is somewhat flawed and ultimately futile.


Gavin Duckett
Director / Investment Adviser
Newport Asset Management

Prior to NPW, Gavin was a Portfolio Manager with Easton Asset Management, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Easton Investments Ltd. While at EAM, he was responsible for model portfolio construction and the discretionary management of offshore client...

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