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ETFs & Tracker Funds

Latest News

Jul 30, 2015

Vanguard lowers costs on LifeStrategy funds

Vanguard has removed the dilution levy on their LifeStrategy funds.

Jul 28, 2015

BlackRock slashes fees on five passive funds

Asset manager to more than halve the ongoing charges figure on its UK tracker funds as it looks to leverage its scale.

Jul 21, 2015

IG Group to launch ETF portfolios with Blackrock

Portfolio launch set for 2016.

Jul 21, 2015

Assets held in ETFs surpass hedge funds for first time ever

Research from ETFGI and Hedge Fund Research reveals there was $2bn more held in ETFs than hedge funds at the end of June.

Jul 07, 2015

Some fund firms could become ‘too big to fail’

Concern has been raised regulation could be unintentionally creating fund groups which could represent a systemic risk during market stress.

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.

Analysis & Opinion
Vanguard tells advisers how to spot closet trackers

Interview| 09:48

Vanguard tells advisers how to spot closet trackers

Vanguard economist reveals how to spot a closet tracker.

Insight: Currency-hedged ETFs

Jul 23, 2015

Insight: Currency-hedged ETFs

Fluctuating exchange rates can have a negative impact on returns. Julia Faurschou looks at how to invest in currency-hedged ETFs.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Passive Investing - August 2015
    From Our Publications| 13:45

    Passive Investing - August 2015

    Are investors overlooking the opportunities in passive investing?

  2. Jul 15, 2015

    BlackRoc in US dollar-hedged eurozone ETF

    Fund invests in large and mid-cap stocks

  3. Advisers urge tracker fund shake-up
    Jun 29, 2015

    Advisers urge tracker fund shake-up

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

  4. Outflows from US equities dominate ETP landscape
    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

  5. Novia boss berates rivals for lack of ETF access
    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.

  6. Anti-benchmark firm finds UK wealth manager traction
    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”.

  7. Jargon Busting: Contango and backwardation
    Investments| Jun 05, 2015

    Jargon Busting: Contango and backwardation

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

  8. A passive revolution
    May 28, 2015

    A passive revolution

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

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

    Demand is growing for real estate ETFs

    Can property be a successful passive investment strategy?

  10. 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.

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