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Medium-sized ETF issuers are dying off

by , 20th February 2018

Mirae Asset’s acquisition of Global X, the JP Morgan-backed $9.6bn ETF issuer, has left many wondering what the future holds for medium sized issuers. Global X is the third medium-sized […]

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Is active management getting harder?

20th February 2018

Successful active management is obviously difficult, and there are two reasons[...]

S&P Dow Jones Indices

How global is the S&P 500?

16th February 2018

The S&P 500 isn't just reliant on the health and[...]


Low volatility stocks and the return of market stress

16th February 2018

Stoxx looks at the performance of a minimum variance portfolio[...]


Dissecting the stock market sell-off

9th February 2018

Minimum volatility outperformed while value and momentum suffered in this[...]

ETF Securities

The potential benefits of real assets in a portfolio

8th February 2018

Investing in real assets can reduce volatility and provide protection[...]

State Street Global Advisers

Emerging Asia: the right place, right now

7th February 2018

There are four main reasons why the uptrend in emerging[...]

Are equally weighted ETFs the only smart beta funds that work?

Smart beta ETFs have gone from flavour of the month to flavour of the year. What was once an obscure buzzword known only to finance wonks has reached retail investors […]

Investing in government bond ETFs

Government bonds form the backbone of many investment portfolios. They’re especially popular with pension funds who like their safety and predictability. Government bonds issued by the US and UK are […]

Tracking error explained

In truth, we are starting this article from a false premise. To call what we are investigating ‘tracking error’ is a piece of jargon that deserves further precision in its […]

Investing in China

Investing in China is tempting. The economy has grown at a stunning rate since the 80s and plenty of pundits thinks China can maintain strong growth in the medium term. […]

A home among the gum trees: a guide to property ETFs

“Why should I buy a property ETF when I already own a house?” Home ownership is sometimes said to be the national religion of Australia. If there’s one thing Aussies […]

Pigs, Gold, Wheat – a guide to ETCs

Commodities, everyone knows what they are. Commodities markets are the oldest markets in the world. They range from the foods that feed us – like wheat and potatoes, fish and […]