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Passive Beat

Coombs: 'blunt tool' passive beta no use for risks ahead

David Coombs has come out firmly against passive investment calling it a ‘blunt tool’ and ‘riskier than active.’

Active or passive: who will own the next Amazon?

In May 1997 earth's biggest book seller floated. Two decades on discover why the path to owning the next disrupter looks a whole lot different.

Is Invesco's ETF buy a watershed moment?

After Invesco acquired ETF provider Source, is passive investing the biggest growth area for asset managers?

Vanguard goes after Hargreaves with discount fund platform

Vanguard has launched an online service for individual investors in the UK.

BlackRock launches two bond ETFs amid record flows

BlackRock has launched two fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) as investors pour into global bond ETFs.

Passive Beat: 4x leveraged ETF set to spark passive reg rethink

A forthcoming academic paper is set to address the inadequacies of the current regulatory regimes governing passive products.

Why our high volume economic model is in jeopardy

Leo Johnson, partner for sustainability at PwC, sees automatisation as having drastic consequences that could put some of the world’s biggest companies in jeopardy.

Fixed income ETFs see record inflows

So far the US investment grade credit sector has seen $14.4bn of inflows according to BlackRock iShares, what is behind the huge move?

HSBC Private Banking partners with 25 fund and ETF firms

The partnership with 25 fund and ETF firms is designed to offer HSBC Private Bank's clients bespoke investment opportunities as their needs evolve.

Invesco acquires ETF firm Source

(Update) The US fund giant has confirmed the acquisition of ETF firm Source.

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Play IBT's Craig on the Trump impact for biotech

IBT's Craig on the Trump impact for biotech

Ailsa Craig of the International Biotechnology trust highlights the M&A activity seen in the biotechnology sector this year.