Oct 06, 2014

ETFsBlackRock's iShares has launched a Factor ETF series of four products, providing access to global equity markets.

Oct 02, 2014

ftse pricesFTSE Group and Research Affiliates have launched a series of low-volatility indices that seek to provide alternative sources of beta to indices weighted by market capitalisation.

Oct 01, 2014

London Stock Exchange groupVanguard Asset Management has launched four new Ireland-domiciled exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the London Stock Exchange.

Sep 26, 2014

GemsWith the rise of dynamic asset allocators who use index funds to hunt returns, Nick Fitzpatrick asks two ETF strategists about their approach to investment.

Sep 26, 2014

VietnamFrontier markets are hot, but what enthusiasts rarely mention are the complexities involved in accessing these assets. George Mitton reports.

Sep 25, 2014

US Securities and Exchange CommPimco has confirmed it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US regulator, over its pricing procedures.

Sep 22, 2014

Indices boardUnreported exchange-traded fund (ETF) trades are to be made transparent in an initiative to make the European industry more efficient.

Sep 17, 2014

Tennis ballsSmart beta funds will not work in all market cycles and some 'batting' between the factors is necessary. David Waller finds that minimum volatility's recent track record is a good example.

Sep 17, 2014

BackgammonSmart beta indices are in vogue, but how much money is actually invested in them? George Mitton reports.

Sep 17, 2014

Funds Europe asks those in the know about the burning issues facing the industry, such as how will smart beta affect fund management and what are the risks?