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iStock-96394765 copy.jpgUpcoming CFASB Event:

The Death of Active Management?​

The investing world is changing. The proportion of investable capital allocated to active strategies has declined from 60% of assets under management to less than 40% today. Meanwhile, the remarkable rise of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market and "alternative indexing" strategies suggest that, for a large number of investors, the search for alpha is not worth the price, at least in the current market environment.  

In a world of easy indexing and "robo" asset allocators, what is the value proposition of investment professionals? What impact will the increasing consumption of retirement assets have on an already fast-changing industry? 

Join us in a lively presentation by Prof. Russ Wermers of the Smith School of Business as he shares with us his latest research into the critical questions: 
  • Does active management add value?
  • Can we identify superior active managers (SAMs) on an ex ante basis?
  • What are the best quantitative tools for assessing active managers?


Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017​

Time: 11:45AM - 1:30PM 


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 2017 issue of the Baltimore Business Review has been released!​​​

We at the CFA Society Baltimore are excited and proud to launch ​this eighth edition of the Baltimore Business Review, our collaborative publication with the Towson University College of Business and Economics. ​

This publication represents an important partnership between CFA Society Baltimore and Towson University that will hopefully continue for many years to come. It also represents the fruits of labor of the editorial team - Michael Dewally and Yingyang Shao from Towson University and Niall O'Malley and Farhan Mustafa from CFA Society Baltimore - as well as Rick Pallansch and Chris Komisar from the Towson University Creative Services design team. Last but not least, we couldn't have produced this excellent journal without all the contributors who have done such a great job. Thank you all.


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