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ETFs & Tracker Funds

Latest News

Sep 08, 2014

iShares launches French equity ETF

iShares now offers single country exposures to the four largest weightings within MSCI Europe universe.

Aug 28, 2014

Vanguard hits back in passive price war

Vanguard has reduced charges on host of funds as it responds to pricing move by Fidelity.

Aug 19, 2014

European ETFs dumped by US investors - Markit

US investors are least keen on “core” eurozone countries like Germany and France, and non-euro Sweden.

Jul 18, 2014

European ETFs in line for second-best year on record

Data provider Morningstar’s figures show sharp increase in inflows – contrary to expectations of critics.

Jul 01, 2014

Vanguard reduces initial charge on 10 retail funds

Pre-set dilution levy on funds reduced due to decreased trading costs and growth of assets under management.

Jun 24, 2014

Smart beta tweaks ‘boost performance’

7IM co-founder says improvements to smart beta strategy will boost results further.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Precious Metals - September 2014| Sep 29, 2014

Gold prices may revert to long-term trends

The price of gold is under pressure as the US dollar strengthens.

From Special Report: Precious Metals - September 2014| Sep 29, 2014

ETFs trump shares and physical metal

Hundreds of billions of dollars have flooded into precious-metal ETFs.

Going for gold: passive flows and price fluctuations

From Special Report: Alternatives - September 2014| Sep 22, 2014

Going for gold: passive flows and price fluctuations

Total investment demand for gold, including ETFs investment, was up 4 per cent in the second quarter of this year.

Sep 19, 2014

Under the bonnet

It pays to have a greater understanding of how exchange-traded products work

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  2. The best of both worlds
    Sep 10, 2014

    The best of both worlds

    The canny investor is one who is spoilt for choice between active and passive funds

  3. Sep 10, 2014

    Spoilt for choice

    A glut of ‘passive plus’ funds have been launched and they need to be scrutinised to reveal their suitability for investment

  4. From Special Report: Emerging Markets - August 2014| Aug 18, 2014

    New vehicles for passive investors

    There is no such thing as a free lunch.

  5. Aug 06, 2014

    Comparing bond funds

    How to better position portfolios

  6. Jun 30, 2014

    Trackers trump active funds for consistency

    There is more than just performance to consider when looking at index tracking funds.

  7. ETFs gain ground
    Jun 25, 2014

    ETFs gain ground

    The Exchange Traded Product market in the UK and Europe has really come of age. In recent years the sector has enjoyed rapid growth and total...

  8. Fund review: iShares EM Consumer Growth ETF
    Review| Jun 23, 2014

    Fund review: iShares EM Consumer Growth ETF

    Emerging market ETF launched this month

  9. From Special Report: Passive Investing - June 2014| Jun 23, 2014

    Active or passive – which way should investors turn?

    The price war currently being fought in the passive funds sector is something to behold.

  10. From Special Report: Passive Investing - June 2014| Jun 23, 2014

    Aggressive charging strategies are increasing in numbers

    For organisations loathe to utter the phrase ‘price war’ when it comes to passive investing, there are some aggressive charging strategies in the...

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