An economics consultancy has warned that ETFs contain a design flaw and could well be the catalyst for the next financial crisis.
Actively-managed fixed income ETFs will allow managers to seek investment opportunities beyond benchmark index in period of rising rates and increased volatility.
Invesco has dropped the charges on its US equity sector exchange traded funds (ETFs), including its S&P US Technology Sector Ucits.
Blackrock has undercut Vanguard by slashing fees on an iShares emerging markets product and matching its rival’s pricing on four European equity funds.
Amundi has launched a Ucits compliant ETF designed to provide diversified US corporate bonds exposure while applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) selection filters.
Passive funds provide exposure to floating rate notes (FRNs) – a debt instrument with a variable interest rate.
European investors have piled into a Vanguard ETF tracking the S&P 500, despite the launch of a cheaper rival tracking US large-cap companies.
Index-linked funds’ filters will avoid companies exposed to nuclear power, weapons and tobacco as German asset manager seeks to cash in on trend for socially-conscious investing.
ETFs have evolved significantly in recent years but do such products have a key place in a portfolio or are issuers falling wide of the mark?
The rapid growth in passive investing is likely to cause more sudden and sharp movements in equity markets but could also give active fund manager a bigger role in influencing stock moves, according to three top industry executives.