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Hedge fund ETF usage spikes – as satisfaction slumps

by Robert St George on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:34

The EDHEC-Risk Institute’s latest survey of European investors in ETFs has revealed that the popularity of hedge fund products in the space has simultaneously jumped and slumped.

John Spiers: I want my active fund to be really active

by John Spiers on Apr 07, 2014 at 12:25

In an exclusive new column for Wealth Manager, Bestinvest founder John Spiers expresses his surprise how attitudes to passive investing since his career started in the 1970s.

Assessing smart beta risk factor performance

by Vincent Denoiseux on Apr 04, 2014 at 12:40

Vincent Denoiseux, a director in Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management systematic funds business, analyses the smart beta trend of investors looking to create portfolios of risk factors.

Where did passive work best last year?

by Robert St George on Apr 02, 2014 at 13:07

The latest S&P Index Versus Active scorecard reveals mid caps to be the best performer among active equity funds, as active bond funds outperformed passives.

Source shuts non-viable volatility ETF

by Robert St George on Apr 01, 2014 at 14:22

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) launched two years ago to invest in short-term volatility is to close.

Source launches ETF to track European small-caps

by Robert St George on Mar 31, 2014 at 09:46

Source has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will follow European small and mid-cap (Smid) businesses.

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