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Latest News

European| Jan 20, 2015

F&C to launch European ex-UK small cap fund

Seeding already arranged ahead of a planned second quarter launch.

Jan 19, 2015

iShares launches range of alternative European equity ETFs

Range of “factor” exchange-traded funds to invest in MSCI Europe stocks exhibiting characteristics such as value or momentum.

Alternative Investments| Jan 14, 2015

Rathbones’ Coombs warns investors to be wary of oil ETFs

Bargain-hungry investors have been piling into oil exchange-traded funds (ETFs) but David Coombs warns they may not know exactly what they’re buying.

Discretionary Management| Jan 13, 2015

Novia DFM beats sector benchmark in first year

Use of ETFs kept costs down and provided clean exposure to required asset classes, investments head says.

Jan 07, 2015

Global ETPs finish year with best monthly flows ever

2014 was a blockbuster year for ETPs according to Blackrock’s ETP arm iShares

Nov 26, 2014

ERI ‘casts doubts’ over smart beta

Smart beta’s single-factor approaches only outperform under certain conditions, reports study.

Analysis & Opinion
Vanguard argues more needs to be done on cost

Interview| Jan 23, 2015

Vanguard argues more needs to be done on cost

Cost is vital when picking passives, says Vanguard’s head of UK retail sales.

Fund review: iShares US real estate ETF

Review| Jan 23, 2015

Fund review: iShares US real estate ETF

Property ETF made available this month.

A review of adviser outsourcing options

Multi-Asset Funds| Dec 22, 2014 |

A review of adviser outsourcing options

Defaqto Outsourcing Update: An year-end review of investment outsourcing options and trends.

Recent Articles
  1. Insight: Strategic beta ETFs
    Nov 24, 2014

    Insight: Strategic beta ETFs

    As the number of strategic beta products increases, investors should consider the difference between physical and synthetically-replicated ETFs,...

  2. From Special Report: Global Opportunities - November 2014| Nov 24, 2014

    Passive offers broad appeal

    Investors should consider all strategies when looking for global opportunities, including passive options.

  3. Spiva report shows active upswing
    Investments| Nov 17, 2014

    Spiva report shows active upswing

    Largest outperformance comes from funds in global equity sector, reveals S&P report.

  4. From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

    Clients eye evolving passive trends

    Multi-asset passive investing is not a new phenomenon.

  5. Morningstar View: The smart beta conundrum
    Investments| Nov 11, 2014

    Morningstar View: The smart beta conundrum

    Strategic beta ETFs are all the rage, but do they pose a threat to active fund managers?

  6. Exchange traded funds - November 2014
    From Our Publications| Nov 03, 2014

    Exchange traded funds - November 2014

    Exchange traded products (ETPs) are reaping the benefits of an increased interest in passive investing.

  7. From Special Report: ETFs - November 2014| Nov 03, 2014

    Europe finally acquires the US’s appetite for ETPs

    Will ETF expansion into Europe rival that of the US?

  8. From Special Report: ETFs - November 2014| Nov 03, 2014

    Investors win out in race to the bottom

    Lower charges has been a key trend within the passive space in 2014, but is this cost cutting reaching a natural floor?

  9. From Special Report: ETFs - November 2014| Nov 03, 2014

    The passive way to generate cashflow

    Are investors overlooking a passive approach to generating income?

  10. Woodford tops retail net sales for third quarter
    Investments| Nov 03, 2014

    Woodford tops retail net sales for third quarter

    Pridham Report shows UK equity manager topped net sales charts in Q3 while BlackRock’s passive sales helped it top gross sales rankings.

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