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Latest News - Robert St George

Is gender an alpha generator?

The war of the genders has spilled over into passive investing

Like drugs? Try this new ETF for beaten-up biotech

Biotech share prices are down in the dumps; a new ETF may provide a timely entry point

Managed futures ETFs: reigning CTAs or dogs?

Commodity trading adviser funds have performed poorly of late. Can a new ETF do any better?

The Catalan factor in European bonds

Separatist uproar has rocked the Spanish bond market, affecting all investors in European fixed income

Japanese election time; time to vote passive?

Shinzo Abe wants to be voted back in; history says this is a buy signal for Japanese shares

Do you need a passive approach for gilts?

Moody's downgrade of UK debt might be a cure to change your investment method. Here are your passive choices

Dissecting the European equity ETF bonanza

We run the rule over a market which has seen inflows of over £26 billion in the past year.

Does active beat passive in global bonds? We crunch the numbers

Fixed-income indexes are heavy on the most indebted entities. So should you go active for your global exposure?

Active vs passive for UK equities: we crunch the numbers

Shares in some big UK companies like Provident Financial (above) have plummeted of late. With passives having to own these come what may, is now the time for active management?

U Can't Touch This: why annual rebalancing of passives pays off

Academics in the Netherlands break it down - savings made on transaction costs outweigh returns on offer from more frequent portfolio rebalancing.