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Welcome to the first edition of Beyond Beta. Click here for the link for the PDF. If you don’t know what smart beta is, the basic idea is that a smart beta fund is a passive fund that follows a particular investment style such as value, size or momentum. These styles are often known as factors, so ‘smart beta’ is also known as factor-based investing. The future It looks almost inevitable that there will be further substantial growth in the smart[...]

Hong Kong money market ETF nets $100m on launch

20th July 2018

CSOP’s money market ETF has proved a winner with Hong Kongese investors, raising $100 million on launch. Hong Kong’s equity ETFs have drawn massive flows from the market over the […]

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State Street is right to keep STW’s fees high

by , 17th July 2018

For all the criticism, keeping STW’s fees at 19 basis points is a sensible decision. State Street’s ASX 200 tracker STW is[...]
David Tuckwell

The value of choice – transparency debate, part 3

by , 11th July 2018

ETFs have frequently been described as democratic investment tools – institutional and retail investors have access to the same products, the same[...]
Hector McNeil, co-CEO at HANetf

The last word of dividends ETFs

by , 9th July 2018

Income seems to be the holy grail of investing these days and a common place to find it is in dividends. There[...]
Rebecca Hampson

Addressing the purists on transparency – part two

by , 4th July 2018

In the previous article, HANetf looked at the potential for Active ETFs in Europe. While some ETF issuers have launched active fixed[...]
Hector McNeil, co-CEO at HANetf

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Largest Increase in AUM:

1.

Vanguard Funds Public Limited Company - Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£69.98m ▲

2.

iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

£68.61m ▲

3.

Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£64.87m ▲

4.

AMUNDI MSCI EMERGING MARKETS

£58.49m ▲

5.

ETFS Physical Gold

£58.24m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:

1.

AMUNDI NASDAQ-100

£-49.18m ▼

2.

ETFS All Commodities

£-41.23m ▼

3.

AMUNDI JAPAN TOPIX

£-35.83m ▼

4.

iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

£-22.7m ▼

5.

AMUNDI MSCI USA

£-20.7m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:

Alternative:

-0.259% ▼

Commodities:

-0.707% ▼

Currency:

-3.987% ▼

Equity:

-0.831% ▼

Fixed Income:

0.277% ▲

N.B. Data as of 23/07/18 | All Funds shown from Ultumus database excluding those domiciled in the United States

Top of the gum tree: Australia’s best ETFs for Q1 2018

by , 22nd April 2018

Results are in for Q1 of 2018 for Australian ETFs.  Spreads and Liquidity The most traded and liquid ETFs in Q1 were cash ETFs. In Australia, cash ETFs provide access […]
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Investor Focus

Momentum play isn’t over yet, says BlackRock

23rd July 2018

The world’s largest fund management firm is still pretty bullish on prospects for investors this year. Or at least that’s the core message from the BlackRock Investment Institute’s ‘Global Investment […]

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The Big Call: How to Invest your Money in a World of Rising Interest Rates

8th June 2018

Interest rates and bond yields are slowly starting to rise in 2018, so it’s a good time to ask what investors should do with their money as we begin to return to a world of monetary normality. Is it time to get out of bonds?[...]

Invesco PowerShares

The stabilisation of global debt

12th July 2018

The global debt burden fell in 2017, particularly in developed[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Less equity, more US treasuries

1st July 2018

Invesco doesn't fear immediate recession but economic and profit momentum[...]

WisdomTree

All eyes on the BoJ: from down-cycle risks to stimulus action?

22nd March 2018

Newly appointed board members are likely to push the Bank[...]

Invesco PowerShares

More high-yield, less equity

21st March 2018

In the latest 'Big Picture' quarterly update, Invesco Powershares is[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Why has the dollar been so weak?

16th March 2018

Yield spreads have moved in favour of the dollar and[...]

ETF myths

In this article we look at some widely believed myths about ETFs. Read on to find out why they’re either completely untrue or at least partly untrue. ETFs only track […]

Liquidity and ETFs

Liquidity is an important issue for investors. If you’re investing in an illiquid asset, you may find it difficult or expensive to sell that asset, especially if you’re trying to […]

Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

If you’re very confident that a particular share or market is going to go up, it can be frustrating when you know you don’t have much money available to back […]

ETF costs

One of the biggest selling points for ETFs is that they’re mostly pretty cheap, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider costs when you’re picking ETFs for your portfolios. Seemingly […]

Fortnightly Focus: The new face of ESG. Whats next for the world of ESG investing with a focus on low carbon funds

The Big Call: The Lowdown on ESG Investing

ESG investing, also known as ethical investment, is a big growth area in investing, especially in ETFs. And it doesn’t just make you feel virtuous, it can also boost your […]

Value and environmental investing can go together: VanEck

This is the second piece in our series on the rise and rise of ESG ETFs.  VanEck is upping the ante on ESG investing, but what will value investors think? […]