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In Focus - Active Vs Passive

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With the incoming Retail Distribution Review bringing renewed focus onto investment management charges, attention has once again turned to the debate between active and passive strategies and which is best for different clients.

News

Investments| Mar 10, 2015

Vanguard’s UK head Rampulla to head back to US

Passives giant says John James, managing director of Vanguard Australia, will lead the UK and European business.

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.

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 10, 2014

LGIM eyes retail smart beta product roll-out

LGIM started offering institutional smart beta in 2006 and has been expanding its range of offerings since then.

Investments| Oct 30, 2014

LGIM slashes charges on index fund range

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

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.

Analysis & Opinion
Passive road is almost as rocky as an active one

FTAdviser BlogonInvestments| Mar 16, 2015

Passive road is almost as rocky as an active one

Passives are a simple way to get exposure to markets without trying to understand a fund managers process.

Passive zealots are actively deluding themselves

FTAdviser BlogonInvestments| Nov 25, 2014

Passive zealots are actively deluding themselves

Vast majority who are zealously passive do not have any inkling that they are making active investment decisions every day.

Recent Articles
  1. Investments| Oct 21, 2014

    China ETFs set to open up market

    Managers providing direct access to Chinese stocks will reap the rewards, say Moody’s.

  2. Investments| 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.

  3. Investments| Jul 21, 2014

    Morningstar View: Managing expectations

    Indexing creates exploitable opportunities, but profiting from them is not easy

  4. From Special Report: Managed Funds - January 2014| Jan 20, 2014

    Management pricing debate rages on

    Post-RDR, with the advent of ‘clean’ pricing, has the debate on active versus passive costs changed?

  5. Investments| Dec 13, 2013

    Old Mutual: Clean pricing brings active closer to passive

    Julian Ide argues RDR pricing has narrowed the gap between active and passive costs.

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