A. Based on a recent study, it appears passively run index funds are winning over actively managed funds, largely due to the lower fees.
The study compared the 5-year performance results from June 30 2009 to June 30 2014, in the following categories:
Fund Category Actively Managed Index
Large-cap 17.3% 18.8%
Small-cap 19.8% 22.0%
Global 14.3% 15.5%
Real Estate 20.1% 23.8%