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China AMC breaks away from the mainland pack and eyes smart beta

by , 8th December 2017

China’s largest ETF issuer, China AMC, has taken the lion’s share of assets this year. The company eyes smart beta as the next frontier, writes Felix Xu.  China Asset Management […]

The Big Interview: Exchange Traded Bonds, bringing corporate bonds to Aussie retail investors

by , 4th December 2017

The bonds of blue chip Australian companies, like BHP and the Commonwealth Bank, are attractive assets. They have higher interest rates than term deposits, but come with similar risk levels. […]

Smart beta’s Asian push will cut pension fees in Hong Kong

by , 30th November 2017

Smart beta is growing in Asia and its growth could help lower the management fees of Hong Kong pension funds, Felix Xu writes.  Smart beta has been the watch-word of […]

The Great Battery Technology Race – and what to invest in?

by , 29th November 2017

If you had have asked the average investor over a decade ago what they made of clean, renewable energy, I’m fairly sure they would have thought it largely irrelevant – […]

Should you avoid technology shares?

by , 29th November 2017

It’s been a fantastic year for technology investors. So for example, shares in the Chinese internet giant Alibaba have more than doubled with a 112% jump so far in 2017. […]

Weed, booze and cigarettes – ETFs become adults

by , 29th November 2017

AdvisorShares lists an ETF for the unremorseful Are you sick of ESG ETFs? Do you think the whole ESG movement is silly virtue signalling by self-interested global corporations? Or do […]

Myth-buster series: Active v passive is a binary choice?

by , 28th November 2017

The way investors like decisions to be framed as either/or questions Is natural given what is often at stake. At a basic level, investing itself is a decision to either […]

Taiwan’s ETF market up 29% this year

by , 27th November 2017

Taiwan’s ETF market has ignited thanks to new regulations, Felix Xu writes.  An increasing number of Taiwanese institutional investors are incorporating ETFs in their portfolios driven by the fast-growing ETF […]

Why Solactive is eating the index industry, according to Solactive

by , 26th November 2017

German index provider Solactive is becoming a big name in the ETF industry, with its low-cost indexes proving a draw for ETF issuers all over the world. ETF Stream wanted to […]

China’s ETF market “booming”, putting pressure on active managers

by , 25th November 2017

China’s ETF market is being driven by similar dynamics to those in the west, Felix Xu writes.  The increasing institutional participation and the availability of Fund of Funds (FOFs) have […]