Economic implications of passive investing

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dc.contributor.author Woolley, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.author Bird, Ron en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:37:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:37:30Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2003000740 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Woolley Paul and Bird Ronald 2003, 'Economic implications of passive investing', Henry Stewart Publications, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 303-312. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1470-8272 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5265
dc.description.abstract Index funds have grown significantly in recent years in most of the developed markets as investors have become less satisfied with the performance of active managers. Further, the flow of funds to passive investing has been supplemented by a high level of quasi-indexing undertaken by numerous active managers fuelled by their perception that they have to strictly control their tracking error relative to their given benchmark. The focus of this paper is on the economic implications of this major swing to passive investing. In particular, the paper highlights that (1) the assumed constraints on the growth in passive investing envisaged by writers such as Lorie and Hamilton (1973) is never likely to come into play; and (2) a high level of passive investing is likely to contribute to excessive and wasteful investment which results in lower economic growth and investor returns. This all suggests that although a heavy reliance on passive investing might appear rational for investors, it may well prove not only to be to their economic detriment but also that of the national economy en_US
dc.publisher Henry Stewart Publications en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jam.2240084 en_US
dc.title Economic implications of passive investing en_US
dc.parent The Journal of Asset Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 303 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 312 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Finance and Economics en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150201 en_US
dc.personcode 981118 en_US
dc.personcode 110502 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Finance en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords index investing, quasi-index investing, efficient markets, economic implications en_US
dc.staffid 981118 en_US


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