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Institutional investors 'need more active management'

Summit panellists say investors now need abler managers; they can't just count on market indices to generate returns

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‘There’s not a lot to like in the indices . . . You cannot invest in indices and expect that to be your source of gains.’ - Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, GIC president of public markets and director of equities

Singapore

LARGE institutional investors can no longer depend on market benchmark indices as a major source of their returns and will have to rely more on genuinely skilled active managers, a top executive at Singapore's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday.

Jeffrey Jaensubhakij,