Passive asset management has profound implications for global financial stability, according to this scholarly study from Federal Reserve researchers Kenechukwu Anadu, Mathias Kruttli, Patrick McCabe, Emilio Osambela and Chae Hee Shin. They isolate the impacts passive funds could have on liquidity transformation, volatility and asset valuation, and find that these developments bear importantly on risk management. Retail and institutional investors, as well as risk professionals, investment managers and regulators, will find this a worthwhile read.
In this summary, you will learn
- How passive investing works,
- Why investment management has changed from active to passive strategies since the 1990s, and
- How this transition could affect financial stability.
About the Authors
Kenechukwu Anadu is an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Mathias Kruttli et al. are economists with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.