Since the performance of active and passive strategies runs in cycles, it's important to set clients' expectations.

Clients have been fleeing from large-cap actively managed funds for years. In 2014 alone, despite a relatively strong one-year return from the group — a  gain of 10.72% — clients redeemed some $34.5 billion from actively managed large-cap funds, while they padded the coffers of passively managed funds by some $17.4 billion.

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