BT Money Hacks: ETFs or unit trusts as hedges against inflation? (Ep 123)

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

Studies have shown over and over again that actively managed funds almost always underperform passive investments in the long run. In this episode, we'll try to settle the long debated argument of ETFs vs Mutual Funds, although we're well aware there's no straightforward solution to this and joining us with his insights: Samuel Rhee, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Endowus.

Highlights of the conversation: 

01:38 Important differences between ETFs and mutual funds

05:36 Why accessibility and income generation the most important factors

08:00 Have macro factors changed the game?

10:29 Not a zero sum game between competing products

Produced by: Howie Lim ( and Claressa Monteiro

Edited by: Howie Lim

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