Opinion & Analysis

Is there enough interest in ETF white labelling?

by , 24th April 2018

The white labelling trend has really taken off with four independent white-labelling platforms popping up in the last year. HANetf launched last August as the UK’s first independent white labelling […]

Rebecca Hampson

MiFID II erodes the US edge in ETFs

by , 24th April 2018

MiFID II, the package of comprehensive Europe-wide rules designed to strengthen protection for investors and improve transparency, was formerly enacted at the beginning of 2018, in a move which should accelerate adoption […]

Hector McNeil, co-CEO at HANetf

A Little Perspective – How We May Have Gotten Here

by , 16th April 2018

Beginning in the early 1980s a whole professional class of consultants grew to offer assistance to a rapidly growing pool of institutional investment funds, largely in what are now labeled […]

Ted Theodore

Chinese cuckoo in EM bond nest

by , 13th April 2018

The 28 March 2018 was an important day for the index world. Not because it was Lady Gaga’s birthday, but because that was the day that Bloomberg Barclays indexes announced […]

Peter Sleep, 7IM

Interview: why smart beta is making this strategist sick

by , 12th April 2018

Richard Wiggins is one of the foremost critics of smart beta ETFs, and his article for Institutional Investor on the topic went viral earlier this year. Wiggins, who works as […]

BetaShares shirtfronts Vanguard

by , 6th April 2018

Aussie issuer BetaShares is listing the cheapest Australian ETF, in an effort to undermine the big three. Aussie issuer BetaShares is listing the cheapest plain vanilla ETF in Australia, rolling […]

The Big Interview – Tom Bartolacci at Vanguard

by , 6th April 2018

With the launch of factor funds in the US and a new deal to provide the funds architecture for German online interest rates broker Raisin, Vanguard has been in the […]

Why ETFs are only going to get cheaper

by , 29th March 2018

One of the core arguments for investing using passive funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in particular, is that they’re cheap. Why take the risk of paying more for an active […]

John Stepek

The low-cost debate

by , 28th March 2018

As befits a move to cut the cost of fees to their lowest level in Europe, the Lyxor explanation for their move is disarmingly simple. “We launched these products after […]

Facebook dumped as ESG grows muscle

by , 27th March 2018

Facebook’s dumping by an Aussie ETF provider could pave the way for a more muscular and forceful ESG approach.  Ethical investing has always looked like a type of politics and […]

David Tuckwell