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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| 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.

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.

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.

Investments| Oct 29, 2013

UBS lists ETFs on five platforms

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

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.

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.

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. Investments| Aug 21, 2013

    Active vs passive: In search of the perfect blend

    Debate most commonly falls into the spotlight after particularly strong or particularly weak periods of market performance.

  2. Investments| Aug 09, 2013

    Vanguard to expand range of ETFs

    Passive specialist targets long-term investors with exchange-traded fund versions of traditional trackers.

  3. Investments| Aug 08, 2013

    7IM plots ‘smart beta’ overhaul for passive funds

    Wealth manager is seeking alternatives to traditional passive funds for its low-cost multi-asset portfolios.

  4. John LappinonInvestments| Jul 22, 2013

    Is the end nigh for last bastion of active management?

    As more institutions opt for passive funds, will advisers start to ditch active vehicles?

  5. From Special Report: | Jun 24, 2013

    How to assemble the key parts of a passive portfolio

    What are the key building blocks investors should be considering when constructing a portfolio of passive funds?

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