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ETFs & Tracker Funds

Latest News

Oct 16, 2014

Vanguard to merge FTSE tracker funds

Vanguard to combine FTSE UK Equity fund with the FTSE UK All Share Index Trust in an effort to lower costs.

From Pensions| Oct 16, 2014

Napf launches ‘made simple’ investment guides

New guides cover exchange traded funds, smart beta and private equity.

Oct 13, 2014

Legg Mason and F&C eyeing push into passive market

Active stalwarts aiming to embrace the tracker trend, as passive strategies attract more UK assets.

Structured Products| Oct 10, 2014

Fund selectors pile into passive following Budget

Low volatility fund receiving interest from managers looking for retirement income options.

Fixed Income| Oct 06, 2014

Passive fixed income under fire

Brandywine’s Hoffman says he finds passive fixed income investing ‘unattractive’.

Alternative Investments| Oct 02, 2014

JPMAM chiefs call on active managers to show value

Greco and Quinsee say investors must be convinced to fight off passive industry.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: | Oct 16, 2014

Is passive becoming the ‘new normal’?

The RDR provided a big tailwind to passive products as investors became disillusioned with high fees and poor returns.

From Special Report: | Oct 16, 2014

Booming trade shows ETPs ‘not just for short term’

Choice of benchmark gives investors wide range of options.

From Special Report: | Oct 16, 2014

Investors wooed by Japan and emerging markets story

Japanese, EM and Asian ETPs see fifth consecutive month of inflows totalling more than $8bn.

From Special Report: | Oct 16, 2014

Passive investing: Adviser case studies

Ellie Duncan asks a selection of financial advisers whether a passive investing strategy works for three different scenarios.

Recent Articles
  1. Oct 23, 2014

    It’s your call – iShares launches Factor ETF series

    iShares has expanded its smart Beta platform with the launch of its Factor Exchange Traded Fund series.

  2. From Special Report: | Oct 16, 2014

    ETPs offer new route into fixed income

    Fixed income investment is gaining traction thanks to ETPs, and offers the prospect of stable long-term returns.

  3. Seismic shifts in investing
    From Special Report: Passive Investing - October 2014| Oct 15, 2014

    Seismic shifts in investing

    The widespread use of passive funds in the UK had a precursor in the US, where the move towards paid-for advice took place around a decade ago

  4. Passive Investing - October 2014
    From Our Publications| Oct 15, 2014

    Passive Investing - October 2014

    Paying extra for active fund management does not always guarantee a good return.

  5. A passive-aggressive approach
    From Special Report: Passive Investing - October 2014| Oct 15, 2014

    A passive-aggressive approach

    Even as markets continue to rise, the case for reducing costs remains compelling

  6. Vanguard launches four low cost ETFs listed in London
    Oct 01, 2014

    Vanguard launches four low cost ETFs listed in London

    Vanguard adds exchange traded funds (ETFs) with ongoing charges ranging from 0.1 per cent to 0.18 per cent.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Sep 19, 2014

    Under the bonnet

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

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