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The selloff this year in JSE all share index heavyweights Naspers and Prosus proves the case for active asset management over the more in-vogue passive investing strategies.

That is the view of financial advisers who say retail investors should not ditch their actively managed portfolios in favour of lower-cost index-tracking alternatives purely on the basis of fees. That is despite stock-pickers having consistently underperformed since the outbreak of the global financial crisis more than a decade ago...

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