Every portfolio is different—and so are the people who manage active and passive funds. In this episode, we dig into the details of how fund managers at two different firms approach their role. Their decision-making processes vary according to the goals of the fund and their strategy for achieving those goals.
First, Mark speaks with David Giroux, chief investment officer for equity and multi-asset at T. Rowe Price Investment Management. He and Mark discuss the guardrails that are in place to prevent some decision-making biases, what the buy-versus-sell decision actually looks like, exploiting market inefficiencies, and many other topics.
Next, Mark is joined by Chuck Craig, senior portfolio manager for Schwab Asset Management. Chuck is responsible for oversight and day-to-day management of international equity index Schwab Funds and Schwab ETFs. He holds a master of science degree in financial markets and trading and is a CFA® charterholder. As a manager of a passive index fund, Chuck's perspective on the buy-versus-sell decision is much different. He and Mark discuss how tracking an index works, how to balance risk, and the importance of securing tax efficiencies within the fund.
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