Is the passive bubble ready to burst?
Everyone has heard about the bitcoin bubble; Neil Woodford has warned of a new tech bubble; and now investors are voicing concerns about a passives bubble. But if such a bubble exists, is it ready to burst? Or will index funds continue to steal market share away from their active peers?
PA ANALYSIS: Funds playing a dangerous game of liquidity
On 22 August, doorstep lender Provident Financial hit investors with a devastating triple-whammy – a profit warning (its second in a matter of months), an FCA investigation into its credit card subsidiary Vanquis Bank and the resignation of disgraced CEO Peter Crook.
Robots, drugs and fees: The key trends that have shaped ETFs
The last 10 years have seen ETF products grow from pre-teens to fully fledged adults, even dabbling with drugs along the way. 7IM’s passive expert and senior investment manager Peter Sleep looks back at the biggest trends.