Scott Longley's Articles

First Trust launches cloud computing ETF

11th February 2019

First Trust has latched on to cloud computing for its latest thematic ETF, launched this week on the London Stock Exchange. The First Trust Cloud Computing UCITS ETF (FSKY) comes […]

Active’s consistency problem

by , 11th February 2019

Here’s a headline that struck this correspondent as being somewhat confusing. It came in a recent issue of Investment Week and read ‘Morningstar advises investors to “quit chasing” consistent fund […]
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Amundi breaks into European top four

8th February 2019

After enjoying a buoyant funds inflow in January, Amundi is now claiming fourth spot in Europe in terms of ETF assets under management with a total as of the start […]

Jobs in ETFs lands new funding

7th February 2019

Specialist ETF recruitment firm Jobs in ETFs has secured a new round of funding as it continue to ram home the message that there is a lack of top talent […]

Futures v ETFs – the debate continues

by , 5th February 2019

Societe Generale has thrown its two-pennyworth into the debate regarding which is a better trading strategy, futures or ETFs. In truth the report is pretty arcane; it certainly wouldn’t qualify […]

Explaining factor investing to the masses

by , 30th January 2019

The degree to which smart beta has transformed the investment landscape while also driving product innovation is all too evident. And it’s also helped asset allocation techniques to improve. At […]
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Goldman Sachs pitches in to Nutmeg’s £45m fund raise

27th January 2019

Robo-adviser Nutmeg has completed the largest fund raise for any company in the digital wealth management sector in Europe. Among the eye-catchers in the £45m funding round are Goldman Sachs, […]

Jack Bogle – the father of passive

by , 21st January 2019

The impact of Jack Bogle on the world of investment is, by any estimation, huge. Whichever side of the active versus passive debate you sit, it is undoubtedly true that […]
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Sovereign bond ETF buying signals defensive turn

18th January 2019

The market sell-off in December was the signal for a headlong rush towards sovereign bonds on the part of ETF investors, according to data analysed by analysts at Societe Generale […]

Invesco launches low-cost US Treasuries ETF range

15th January 2019

Invesco has piled on the pressure with regard to the costs of ETFs in Europe with the launch of a range of the cheapest low-cost US Treasuries funds which feature […]