Product Panel: WisdomTree’s Artificial Intelligence ETF

by , 11th December 2018

The WisdomTree Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF has been conceived in conjunction with both Nasdaq and the Consumer technology Association (CTA) and provides exposure to what the manager calls the exponential […]

‘Skewing it up’ – IA gains plaudits for ETF inclusion move

by , 3rd December 2018

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) should be applauded for opening a consultation on whether to include ETFs within its fund sectors and should ignore the complaints of the active sector, […]

Fever pitch: securities lending and the fear of market contagion

by , 20th November 2018

With the October market frailties seemingly safely behind us, now might be the right time to look at some ‘what-if’ speculation for how passive investors might behave if a sell-off […]

Passive fees dropping faster than active in RDR wake – Morningstar

by , 15th November 2018

Fees for passive dropped by more than a third more than those for active funds in the wake of the Retail Distribution review or RDR coming into effect in 2013, […]

Morningstar’s Lamont answer questions on thematics

by , 9th November 2018

Last week we featured on the report from Morningstar that showed that interest in thematic ETFs had skyrocketed in the past three years, with technology-themed funds being of particular interest. […]

Big Interview: Jane Street’s Slawomir Rzeszotko and Curtis Tai

by , 6th November 2018

There is possibly no bigger signal for the growing importance of ETFs than the growth in institutional interest in the sector. As a recent survey undertaken by and commissioned […]

Study: Are low volatility ETFs sustainable?

by , 30th October 2018

A low volatility portfolio outperformed the US stock market for 27 years Low volatility stocks have been performing well as a result of declining US interest rates Low volatility ETFs […]

Product Panel – BlackRock iShares’s new ESG range

by , 26th October 2018

BlackRock is clearly keen to be seen to be making the ESG running after it announced at the start of the week it was adding six ESG-led funds to its […]

Flow Traders results indicate moribund ETF summer trading

by , 23rd October 2018

A disappointing recent trading statement from global exchange traded products (ETP) liquidity provider Flow Traders suggests the market has seen a downturn in trade over the summer even as US […]

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 recently published one of the foremost studies of […]