Tom Eckett's Articles

Research Affiliates: Alice’s Adventures in Factorland

by , 22nd March 2019

Smart-beta specialist Research Affiliates has highlighted three problems with factor investing that, if not understood properly, could leave investors tumbling down the rabbit hole. In a research note, entitled Alice’s […]

Invesco pulls $1bn into US Treasury ETF amid ‘subdued’ rate outlook

21st March 2019

Invesco has seen over $1bn flows into its US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year UCITS ETF (TRE7) since launch on 11 January. TRE7 was launched as part of the firm’s US […]

BlackRock’s proxy voting history and ETF push highlight conflicting attitudes to ESG

by , 20th March 2019

BlackRock came under fire earlier this month after a report from sustainable non-profit firm Ceres found the world’s largest asset manager voted in favour of climate-related shareholders proposals only 10% […]

BMO GAM: Which factors must investors consider when selecting passives?

by , 19th March 2019

There was a vast range between the best and worst performing passive funds in 2018, according to BMO Global Asset Management, highlighting the importance of selecting the right product when […]

European banks dominate top 10 best performing ETFs

18th March 2019

European bank ETFs dominated the top 10 best performing strategies in the week ending 15 March, after reports Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank had begun tentative merger talks gave a boost […]

What is driving the boom in thematic ETF launches?

by , 18th March 2019

The rapid rise of thematic investing has caught the attention of European ETF providers as growing demand from clients, the changing investment landscape and the saturated core market offer them […]

Warning pure focus on fees ‘misleading’ and ‘dangerous’

by , 15th March 2019

Investors need to look beyond the headline total expense ratio (TER) to other metrics when selecting an ETF if they want to avoid potential marketing traps. The race to the […]

Morningstar predicts ‘saturated’ strategic beta market will see fund closures

14th March 2019

The number of strategic beta launches across the globe fell by almost half last year, according to research conducted by Morningstar, as the market shows signs of maturity. According to […]

Amundi makes foray into core ETF space with nine-strong range

13th March 2019

Amundi has teamed-up with Solactive to launch a nine-strong core ETF range in response to client demand. The Amundi Prime ETF suite will list on the London Stock Exchange on […]

UBS AM unveils GBP-hedged US Treasury inflation-linked ETF

13th March 2019

UBS Asset Management has expanded its fixed income range with the launch of a GDP-hedged 10-year US Treasury inflation-linked ETF. The UBS Bloomberg Barclays TIPS 10+ UCITS (hedged to GBP) […]