These 9 firms may be promising partners for asset management in the next decade, says a new report. (Photo: Getty)

Morningstar expects passive fund managers — like Vanguard and BlackRock/iShares, which are the two largest providers of exchange-traded funds — to continue to garner much of the attention in the next decade, according to a new research report.

However, the report — by Laura Lutton, director of North American manager research, and senior equity analyst Greggory Warren — finds that there’s plenty of room for active asset managers that have scale, established brands, solid long-term performance and reasonable fees.

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