John Netto | President
M3 Capital

John Netto, President, M3 Capital


Day 1 @ 16:30

Passive aggressive – what’s next for active management amidst the seismic investor shift into ETFs & index funds? 

Quant World & Big Data in Finance
  • Cost factor – should the timeless passive vs. active debate be recast as high vs. low-cost investing?
  • Compensation structure – is the 2 & 20 fee structure officially extinct?  What other viable compensation structures could replace it? 
  • Regulation & consolidation – should we expect margin compression and increasing regulatory burdens to bring more consolidation to the asset management industry?
  • Passive investing bubble? Are falling correlations between assets an early indicator of an imminent passive investing bubble bursting? Will such a bubble ultimately create a fertile environment for an active management comeback? 
  • Dead, dying or evolving? Have robo-advisors, smart beta funds and other FinTech/InvestTech innovations already sounded the death knell for traditional forms of active management? If so, how will active management be defined in the future? Will the systematic methods employed by quants evolve to replace the elements of human intuition? 
Joseph Bacchi, Head of Trading, Acadian Asset Management
John Netto, President, M3 Capital

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