Smart beta not really for the mainstream, says UBP
Smart-beta strategies are unlikely to overtake traditional fund products and become a mainstream investment tool, argues Nicolas Faller, co-CEO of asset management at Union Bancaire Privée.
Bargain hunt: cheap trackers that don’t scrimp on performance
Not all FTSE All-Share trackers are priced equally and the costliest passive exposure comes from the Virgin UK Tracker with a whopping 1% charge. Click through the gallery below for the five cheapest funds on offer and help investors get more for less.
‘Free-riding’ passive investors under central bank scrutiny
Passive investors pay scant regard to the fundamentals of individual securities and free-ride on the work of active investors with implications for financial stability, price discovery and index correlation, according to a paper from the Bank of International Settlements.