In Mutual Funds, Is Active Vs. Passive The Right Question?Comment NowFollow CommentsWhether we’re talking about sports or investing, people have an urge to win. In investing, investors seek outperformance. Thus, most mutual fund shareholders aren’t satisfied with the performance of a humble passive benchmark such as the S&P 500 Index. Instead, they search for an actively managed fund that they believe will beat the benchmark. Gerstein Fisher examined the perennial active vs. passive question from a few vantage points and made some interesting discoveries.