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Many would argue that you can only invest actively or passively. Active being your asset managers carefully selecting which stocks to invest in. Passive being your index funds. A significant factor for deciding between the two methods is costs. ETFs are much cheaper but this is because they require less maintenance. PGIM is bridging the gap between the two options following its latest launch. PGIM has announced the launch of the first of four actively managed equity ETFs it plans[...]

New listing: BlackRock draws distinction between SRI and ESG

19th October 2018

London BlackRock’s ESG rollout begins BlackRock’s much-anticipated ESG rollout is beginning in London in the coming weeks. As part of its reworked ETF offering, the company will punch up corporate […]

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Interview: Prof Talis Putnins: ETFs are not parasitic on active management

by , 18th October 2018

Talis Putnins is a professor of finance at the University of Technology, Sydney. One of Australia's top experts on asset pricing, he[...]

BlackRock’s Q3 financial report: iShares’ net flow saves the day

by , 16th October 2018

BlackRock announces its financial results for Q3. The report shows growth in iShares’ assets under management (AUM) and revenue over the past[...]

Expect a bumpy ride for the next 12 months

by , 16th October 2018

It feels like the panic selling of last week has finally stopped and we may about to resume normal service, David Stevenson[...]
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China in your hand

by , 15th October 2018

China has hit the headlines in recent weeks amid Trump’s trade wars, allegations around its Interpol chief taking bribes, and falling markets[...]

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7-Day Fund Flows

Largest Increase in AUM:

1.

HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£126.99m ▲

2.

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

£69.98m ▲

3.

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

£68.61m ▲

4.

Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£64.87m ▲

5.

ETFS ROBO Global® Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF

£60.19m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:

1.

AMUNDI NASDAQ-100

£-49.18m ▼

2.

AMUNDI JAPAN TOPIX

£-35.83m ▼

3.

BetaShares Australia 200 ETF

£-23.94m ▼

4.

Lyxor S&P 500 Banks UCITS ETF

£-23.87m ▼

5.

iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

£-22.7m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:

Alternative:

2.103% ▲

Commodities:

1.511% ▲

Currency:

-2.245% ▼

Equity:

0.65% ▲

Fixed Income:

0.577% ▲

N.B. Data as of 21/10/18 | All Funds shown from Ultumus database excluding those domiciled in the United States

Junk bond ETFs are being short sold en masse

by , 19th February 2018

Junk bond ETFs have the largest percent of AUM short sold, new data reveals.  Junk bond ETFs are by far the most short sold of any kind of ETF with […]
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Safe havens from turbulent markets

19th October 2018

Global markets have suffered from a sell off in recent weeks and it could get worse, according to market watchers. So where should investors be positioned and are there any […]

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The Big Call: Where Next For Technology

18th October 2018

The technology sector has had a serious wobble in the last fortnight. Ed Bowsher asks what’s next for this part of the market and whether now is a good time to invest. He speaks to Howie Li of Legal & General Investment Management and Hector[...]

MSCI

Did the FAANG stocks lead the US stock market drop?

16th October 2018

Most of the market fall last week was in the[...]

Lyxor

Spotlight on US equity: leave no stone unturned

14th October 2018

There's more to come from US equities in this cycle.[...]

MSCI

GICS changes: risk depends on how it’s measured

14th October 2018

What does the new GICS sector in New York mean[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Cigarettes, sunshine and happiness

27th July 2018

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Invesco PowerShares

The stabilisation of global debt

12th July 2018

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

Guide to understanding ETFs: Creation and Redemption

Creation and redemption is how ETFs are made and destroyed. Understanding creation and redemption is crucial to understanding ETFs and crucial to understanding why ETFs are a superior financial technology […]

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 […]

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? […]