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In Focus - Active Vs Passive


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.


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.

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.

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.

Investments| Jul 21, 2014

Morningstar View: Managing expectations

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

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.

Analysis & Opinion

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?

Explaining exchange-traded funds

Investments| Sep 27, 2013

Explaining exchange-traded funds

Advertorial: Ben Thompson gives an overview of how ETFs work and Lyxor’s range of funds.

Recent Articles
  1. Regulation| Nov 25, 2013

    Asset managers face tougher commission rules

    FCA looks to strengthen rules surrounding dealing commission, which the regulator says asset managers have been exploiting.

  2. Regulation| Nov 07, 2013

    FCA tells banks to speed up compensation payments

    Regulator reveals banks have been slow to cough up cash to investors who were mis-sold interest rate hedging products.

  3. Investments| Oct 29, 2013

    UBS lists ETFs on five platforms

    Addition of equity, bond and commodity trackers to leading platforms follows September price cut.

  4. Investments| Oct 02, 2013

    Half of managers have had no inflows for three years

    Ratings agency statistics reveals shocking state of the European asset management industry in the last three years.

  5. Investments| Aug 29, 2013

    Passive funds hit record asset levels in July

    Index tracking products gaining market share from active funds as £352m of retail money enters the sector.

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