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.
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.
Strategic beta ETFs are all the rage, but do they pose a threat to active fund managers?
LGIM started offering institutional smart beta in 2006 and has been expanding its range of offerings since then.
Another asset manager slashes charges on index funds as pricing war rages on.
‘Smart beta’ funds will attract more business if market terminology is standardised, says Lipper’s Glow.
Managers providing direct access to Chinese stocks will reap the rewards, say Moody’s.
Analysis & Opinion
Advertorial: The misconception that all index funds are, by and large, the same is misleading.
Vast majority who are zealously passive do not have any inkling that they are making active investment decisions every day.
Post-RDR, with the advent of ‘clean’ pricing, has the debate on active versus passive costs changed?
Active stalwarts aiming to embrace the tracker trend, as passive strategies attract more UK assets.
Indexing creates exploitable opportunities, but profiting from them is not easy
Julian Ide argues RDR pricing has narrowed the gap between active and passive costs.
FCA looks to strengthen rules surrounding dealing commission, which the regulator says asset managers have been exploiting.
Regulator reveals banks have been slow to cough up cash to investors who were mis-sold interest rate hedging products.