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‘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.
Fund selectors often struggle with clients over what is best
Many fund selectors believe clients often end up damaging their own portfolios when insisting on bad investment ideas, according to a survey conducted at Expert Investor’s Pan-European Congress in Rome on Thursday.
US equity large cap funds preferred but small caps edge ahead
Strong gains in US equity markets over the past year have encouraged investors to target the asset class in 2018, but while most prefer large cap funds it’s the small caps that have generated the better returns.
Ethical exclusions lower Norway’s sovereign fund returns
Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund has returned 1.6 percentage points less on an annualised basis over the last 12 years because it excluded some stocks on ethical grounds.
Franklin Templeton ‘repositions’ fund to focus on climate change
Franklin Templeton Investments has “repositioned” its existing Global (Euro) Fund to focus on companies actively reducing their carbon footprint which it expects will boost returns.