Rebecca Hampson's Articles

ETFs and the blockchain revolution

by , 20th July 2018

Making money in the crypto space in the last 18 months has been pretty easy. The HFR Cryptocurrency Index was up 2908% last year, but access through an ETF doesn’t […]

Investing in China as Trump trade war begins

by , 16th July 2018

Chinese share prices have been badly hit this summer as concerns about a Trump trade war have risen. In early July this came to a head when Beijing responded to […]

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 is good reason to tap into the dividend […]
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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 in the last year was 6.89%. Investors looking […]
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Is there enough interest in ETF white labelling?

by , 24th April 2018

The white labelling trend has really taken off with four independent white-labelling platforms popping up in the last year. HANetf launched last August as the UK’s first independent white labelling […]
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Synthetic v physical: Seven years and counting

by , 27th February 2018

Talking about synthetic ETFs is likely to generate much eye rolling, but bear with me. The so-called synthetic vs physical debate, which started roughly seven years ago, was one of […]
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The true costs of ETFs

by , 21st January 2018

There are some pretty exciting characteristics about ETFs; the on-demand liquidity, the ability to trade intraday, the visibility and the low costs – and it is probably the latter that […]
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Are infrastructure funds all that they seem?

by , 28th November 2017

Infrastructure is something that is integral to our day-to-day living. It includes roads, railways, airports, water distribution, gas, oil, communication, schools and hospitals. JP Morgan Asset Management defines it as […]
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Examining the liquidity issues for bond ETFs

by , 3rd November 2017

It is no secret that liquidity in the bond markets has been steadily declining in the past few years. Banks are retreating from making markets due to regulatory constraints, while […]
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Alliance Trust axes ETFs from model portfolios

13th October 2017

Exchange-traded funds will not be allowed in model portfolios on the Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) platform, limiting the products investors and discretionary fund managers (DFMs) can use in them. According […]