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[Webcast] Active and Passive Interplay and Outlook

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​Active and Passive Interplay and Outlook
Thursday, May 6 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

A basic premise of active management is that with enough skill, it’s possible to outperform the market consistently. Historical data, however, do not support this view, and the index fund industry has grown and prospered as a result. This program will discuss some of the reasons why active management has been historically difficult and offer perspective on recent performance trends. Even investors who would never think of buying an index fund can still profit by understanding index dynamics.

Join CFAW and S&P Dow Jones Indices’ Craig Lazzara for a deep dive into the history of the active-passive debate, the scorecard for 2020, and what index analysis can teach us about active management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the history of the active vs. passive debate and how performance played out during a volatile 2020.
  • Explore how factors like professionalization, cost and return skewness influence active vs. passive performance.
  • Understand the role style bias can play in explaining active and passive performance. 
  • Who Should Attend?
  • Institutional investors, financial advisors, and anyone directly involved in the investment decision-making process.

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Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy,
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Craig Lazzara is Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy for S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). The index investment strategy team provides research and commentary across the S&P DJI product set, with particular focus on the active-passive debate, factor indices, and index dynamics. Craig previously served as product manager for S&P DJI’s U.S. equity and real estate indices. These include the S&P 500® and the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, two of the most widely tracked benchmarks in the world.
Prior to joining S&P Indices in 2009, Craig was a managing director of Abacus Analytics, a quantitative consulting firm serving the brokerage and investment management communities. He previously directed marketing and client service for ETF Advisors and Salomon Smith Barney’s Global Equity Index Group, as well as for the Equity Portfolio Analysis group at Salomon Brothers. Earlier, Craig served as chief investment officer of Centurion Capital Management and Vantage Global Advisors, as a managing director of TSA Capital Management, and as a vice president and portfolio manager for Mellon Bank and T. Rowe Price Associates.
A Chartered Financial Analyst, Craig is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.
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This event is presented in partnership with S&P Global  

Qualifications: I hr Professional Learning | CFA Institute Competency Framework Skill = Portfolio Construction + Investment Strategy and Process + Instruments and Products 

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5/6/2021 2:00 PM

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5/6/2021 3:00 PM





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  • Cancelations must be made in writing and emailed to on or before 5 business days prior to the event
  • No refunds will be processed after 5 pm ET, 5 business days prior to the event.
  • A $25 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations.
  • Refunds will not be issued for no shows

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