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Nov 26, 2014

ERI ‘casts doubts’ over smart beta

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

Investments| Nov 17, 2014

Spiva report shows active upswing

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

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?

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.

Oct 31, 2014

Henderson halves price on “outlier” passive fund

Henderson UK Tracker fund cost halved in price to bring it in line with other funds.

Investments| Oct 30, 2014

LGIM slashes charges on index fund range

Another asset manager slashes charges on index funds as pricing war rages on.

Analysis & Opinion
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,...

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.

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.

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?

Recent Articles
  1. 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.

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

    The passive way to generate cashflow

    Are investors overlooking a passive approach to generating income?

  3. 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?

  4. ‘Smart beta’ offerings too confusing
    Investments| Oct 27, 2014

    ‘Smart beta’ offerings too confusing

    ‘Smart beta’ funds will attract more business if market terminology is standardised, says Lipper’s Glow.

  5. Trackers outpacing ETFs in adviser passive push
    Oct 24, 2014

    Trackers outpacing ETFs in adviser passive push

    Exchange-traded fund use on the up, but many IFAs unconvinced by benefits over traditional passives.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. From Special Report: | Oct 16, 2014

    Booming trade shows ETPs ‘not just for short term’

    Choice of benchmark gives investors wide range of options.

  9. 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.

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