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BlackRock Active Equity Funds: Better but Not Complete

After several years and several restarts, BlackRock's active equity funds have shown signs of life.

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It took nearly a decade and several restructurings, but BlackRock's active equity lineup may have finally found an edge.

Performance and flows have improved since the firm last reorganized its active stock funds in March 2017. Although the $10.8 billion of new money that BlackRock's active equity funds collected in the past 2.25 years through March 2021 is an average month for iShares, it's still a big turnaround for the funds that, like most of their rivals, had been watching investor cash leave for passive options. More of the funds have beaten their peers and benchmarks since the last restructuring, too.

Dan Culloton does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.