Investors pile into Vanguard ETF despite launch of cheaper rival
European investors have piled into a Vanguard ETF tracking the S&P 500, despite the launch of a cheaper rival tracking US large-cap companies.
‘Free-riding’ passive investors under central bank scrutiny
Passive investors pay scant regard to the fundamentals of individual securities and free-ride on the work of active investors with implications for financial stability, price discovery and index correlation, according to a paper from the Bank of International Settlements.
US equity and iShares dominate European ETF market
US equity exchanged traded funds (ETFs) were the preferred product for European investors looking at the ETF market in 2017, accounting for 15% of the market’s assets under management (AUM), according to Thompson Reuters Lipper research.
PA ANALYSIS: Why value stocks have disappointed in 2017
Ever regretted a shopping trip in the January sales? Swayed by the discount, you bought a polyester shirt, say, only to find it fell apart after one wash.
Number of European active funds beating benchmarks rose sharply in 2015 – Lyxor
Lyxor Asset Management has found that close to half of European domiciled active funds outperformed their benchmarks last year, a big increase on 2014.