Vanguard: We’re not troubled by duration in Lifestrategy
Vanguard has faced criticism for soaring duration in its fixed allocation Lifestrategy range, but investment strategist Ankul Daga is doubtful tactical decisions made by active managers will deliver superior results.
Ominous outlook for split bond and equity portfolios
A passive portfolio of 50% bonds and 50% equities faces negative annualised returns, according to a report by Pictet Asset Management.
Five ways to integrate ESG into investments
The days of treating ESG and sustainability matters as “extra curricular” are numbered and will be the differentiator for investments in the future, according to Legg Mason affiliates. Click through the slides below to find out five ways to integrate ESG into investments.
Craving for ETFs boosts European appetite for equity funds
European investors increased their risk appetite in 2017, recording high inflows into pure equity funds compared with outflows in the previous year, helped by a big rush into passive equity funds, according to a Thompson Reuters Lipper report.
Negative US treasury sentiment shows little sign of change
Against the backdrop of a US bond market sell-off in January, a look at the performance of European US government bond funds shows that not a single one has beaten the 10-year treasury note return of 7.25% over the three years to 31 December 2017, according to FE Analytics.