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active fund management

Stockholding & Investments

proactive managing of mutual fund the managing of a mutual fund by making judgments about stock valuations instead of relying on automatic adjustments such as indexation.

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Definitions of ’active fund management’ and meaning of ’active fund management’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’active fund management’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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