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.
PA ANALYSIS: Preparing for a market correction – hedge or diversify?
The bulls and bears are out in force, divided over the prospect of a market correction in the near future, but is it wise to hedge equity exposure or is good old-fashioned diversification the way to go?
Investors deeply concerned by smart beta transparency
Nine out of 10 investors are harbouring major concerns over the lack of transparency in the smart beta ETF space, according to research by EDHEC-Risk Institute.