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Even though investor understanding of ETFs has grown significantly over the past several years, there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about potential pitfalls attached to these investments. Put simply, an ETF as an investment... [Link]

New types of bond ETFs are emerging as markets anticipate the interest rate cycle will turn northwards next year. ETFs that capitalise on this momentum are likely to become increasingly popular. One of the most recent innovations in this market... [Link]

ETP market headed for record high

Investor Daily - Nov 14, 2017

The 2017 calendar year is set to end with exchange-traded products (ETPs) at a record-high of $35 billion, according to VanEck. In a statement, VanEck said the “steep growth” of the ETF sector was supporting inflows into the ETP market, with ETP... [Link]

Passive investment criticism overblown

Money Management - Nov 08, 2017

There has been a fair amount of sensationalism and disproportionate criticism around the impact of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and passive investing on the stock market and market efficiency, according to VanEck. Managing director, Arian Neiron... [Link]

ETFs: bringing passive into mainstream

Money Management - Nov 03, 2017

The meteoric rise in the popularity of exchange traded funds is undeniable but it has its naysayers. Meanwhile, there are abundant opportunities for planners, Malavika Santhebennur writes. As a passive investment vehicle, the growth of exchange... [Link]

Millennials recently became the largest demographic cohort, and now 29% of the Australian population was born between 1980 and 2000. By 2030, they will represent the largest source of income and consumer spending, earning two out of every three... [Link]

The 'Democracy' Of The ETF Toolbox

Sharecafe - Nov 01, 2017

Independent exchange-traded fund (ETF) researcher Deborah Fuhr describes ETFs as the most democratic investment product to her knowledge. Fuhr, managing partner of London-based research group ETFGI, gives her description of ETFs in a recent issue... [Link]

A day after BlackRock's Larry Fink urged people with excess cash savings to buy equities, the global head of the leading body for investment management professionals has urged his members to think outside of the "equities-only" square. [Link]

A little over a year ago, during Contango's high-profile listing on the ASX, its MD and chief investment officer George Boubouras heralded an end to performance fees. A majority of the firm's investment staff had signed contracts under which they... [Link]

Lack of awareness on smart beta

Money Management - Oct 30, 2017

There is a lack of awareness amongst majority of financial planners around smart beta despite the desire for some active exposure in exchange traded funds (ETFs), according to Investment Trends. Research director, Recep Peker told Money Management... [Link]

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