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ETFs & Tracker Funds

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Investments| Jun 30, 2015

Baynes dumps bonds for equities and cash

iFunds manager’s negative view on bonds prompts him to ditch exposure to asset class.

Jun 29, 2015

Advisers urge tracker fund shake-up

Equity funds accused of being ‘me-too’ products that are ‘siphoning fees out of investors’.

Jun 25, 2015

Outflows from US equities dominate ETP landscape

BlackRock’s ETP Landscape report has said other developed equity markets have seen strong inflows

Jun 23, 2015

Novia boss berates rivals for lack of ETF access

Bill Vasilieff says fund supermarkets are masking lack of technology capability by claiming lack of demand.

Equities| Jun 12, 2015

Anti-benchmark firm finds UK wealth manager traction

President and founder resigned to being classed as ‘smart beta’ but calls passive investment “dumb”.

Investments| Jun 05, 2015

Jargon Busting: Contango and backwardation

This week’s column takes us to the jargonerific world of the futures market.

Analysis & Opinion
Bloodhound for the markets

Jul 01, 2015

Bloodhound for the markets

Tracker funds are being chosen over actively managed funds for a reason

From Special Report: Summer Investment Monitor - June 2015| Jun 15, 2015

Closet tracker funds appear to double to 17

2015 sees an increase in closet trackers.

A passive revolution

May 28, 2015

A passive revolution

The only was is up for ETFs among the European investor community

From Special Report: Property - May 2015| May 26, 2015

Demand is growing for real estate ETFs

Can property be a successful passive investment strategy?

Recent Articles
  1. ETFs continue to storm the global market with growth
    May 21, 2015

    ETFs continue to storm the global market with growth

    Fixed income ETF industry now stands at about $460bn (£293bn) globally.

  2. Investment Trusts| May 18, 2015

    SNAPSHOT: Investment trusts

    The evolution of the investment trust industry.

  3. From Special Report: Multi-Asset - May 2015| May 18, 2015

    Get income from dividend-focused ETFs

    Multi-asset portfolios don’t just have to focus on active strategies, especially when it comes to income.

  4. Market View: Sign up to IA principle
    Investments| May 11, 2015

    Market View: Sign up to IA principle

    Could a new initiative from the IA fix what is afflicting actively managed funds in the UK?

  5. ETFs poised to outstrip hedge funds
    May 07, 2015

    ETFs poised to outstrip hedge funds

    Research firm predicts total assets in ETFs will overtake hedge funds in the second quarter.

  6. Jargon Busting: Smart beta
    Investments| May 06, 2015

    Jargon Busting: Smart beta

    To access smart beta, all you need is a screen, a spreadsheet and some strict rules.

  7. Passive sales help BlackRock retain top spot for fund sales
    UK| May 05, 2015

    Passive sales help BlackRock retain top spot for fund sales

    While the US giant tops the retail sales chart, smaller firms such as Kames and Hargreaves Lansdown infiltrate the top 10.

  8. The growing popularity of passives
    May 05, 2015

    The growing popularity of passives

    Passive investments are becoming more popular because of their low costs and ease of investing, but there are a number of risks, writes Spriha...

  9. Record push into passives in March
    Apr 30, 2015

    Record push into passives in March

    Net retail sales of funds in March were less than half of the same month last year, according to the latest data from the Investment Association.

  10. ETF launch allows investors to trade FTSE 100 24 hours a day
    UK| Apr 30, 2015

    ETF launch allows investors to trade FTSE 100 24 hours a day

    Recon Capital FTSE 100 ETF becomes first US-listed fund to track the FTSE 100 index.

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