Roger G. Ibbotson discusses the relative importance of long-term asset allocation versus active security selection. In his recent FAJ article,The Importance of Asset Allocation, Professor Ibbotson finds that most of the variation in returns for a typical fund comes from general market movement with the remaining variation coming about equally from asset allocation policy and active management. This is an archived recording of a live event that took place on 27 May 2010.
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