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The benefits ETFs offer are available to everyone – but only the rich seem interested. The ETF industry prides itself on “democratising investing”. On disrupting the travelling caravan of mutual fund managers, brokers and other “men in cufflinks” that make savers retire poorer. Whereas mutual funds are on a purely commercial mission, the ETF industry has prided itself on also having a social mission. By ending high fees and exposing Wall St “croupiers”, the ETF industry hoped everyone can retire[...]

Ossiam adds ESG version to Value ETF

18th June 2018

Ossiam had launched a low carbon and environmental, social and governance (ESG) version of its existing existing Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value ETF. The new fund was listed […]

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Should you invest in China’s domestic stock market?

by , 13th June 2018

China has just taken another step in opening up its markets to investors. At the start of this month, MSCI, one of the[...]
John Stepek

The Big Interview: MJ Lytle at Tabula

by , 31st May 2018

The latest venture to enter the European ETF scene features some very familiar faces. Tabula is a new provider of fixed-income ETFs[...]

The unsurprising evolution of dividend ETFs

by , 22nd May 2018

Dividend paying companies in the FTSE 100 have been doing fairly well recently. The average dividend from the top ten paying companies[...]
Rebecca Hampson

In at the deep end with tracking error

by , 11th May 2018

Perhaps to a surprising degree, when it comes to discussing ETFs it appears sometimes that only cursory attention is paid to the[...]
Scott Longley

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Largest Increase in AUM:


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

£69.98m ▲


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

£68.61m ▲


Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£64.87m ▲



£58.49m ▲


ETFS Physical Gold

£58.24m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:



£-49.18m ▼


ETFS All Commodities

£-41.23m ▼



£-35.83m ▼


iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

£-22.7m ▼



£-20.7m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:


-0.259% ▼


-0.707% ▼


-3.987% ▼


-0.831% ▼

Fixed Income:

0.277% ▲

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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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Asset allocation trends for the Summer– June update

19th June 2018

The importance of getting the asset allocation decisions right has long been engrained in the thinking of investors and financial professionals. The difficulty has been how to get outside the […]

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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?[...]


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[...]

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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[...]


Of readiness, risk and rhetoric

15th March 2018

It would take a much deeper deterioration in overall conditions[...]


Japan: Yes, this time is different

2nd March 2018

Four fundamental forces have changed from negative to positive. [wpdm_package[...]

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? […]