Mar 08, 2013

collective investmentPassive mutual funds grew faster than actively managed funds in every geographic region in 2012 except Australia and New Zealand.

Mar 07, 2013

Chinese flagChina has relaxed the rules on its RQFII scheme to allow “essentially any foreign financial firm domiciled in Hong Kong” to participate, says a Shanghai-based analyst.

Mar 07, 2013

ETF tradingExchange-traded equity funds had the best start to the year on record, in terms of net inflows, while money flowed out of gold funds.

Mar 06, 2013

cupcakeIt is a year since Bill Gross, co-CIO at Pimco, stunned the fund management industry with an exchange-traded fund based on his Total Return Mutual fund. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how each has performed.

Mar 06, 2013

Hong KongAmong the mega-trends influencing the asset management industry worldwide are the increase in fund regulation with transnational impact and the growth of asset management in Asia.

Feb 15, 2013

In numbersMutual fund investors in the United States look particularly annoyed with active returns if fund flow data is anything to go by, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Feb 15, 2013

Stage... and although fund platforms should help ETF providers grow their business in the UK retail market, Nicholas Pratt finds there are still operational issues.

Feb 14, 2013

ETF tradingFirst Trust Advisors, a US investment provider, plans to launch three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Europe using smart beta indices.

Feb 07, 2013

footprintsInvestors are left with providers' 'self-serving' methodologies when it comes to calculating tracking error in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), Morningstar warns, adding that a harmonised approach would be beneficial.

Jan 10, 2013

ETF tradingBlackRock has added $17.6 billion (€13.5 billion) to its iShares exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform with the acquisition of Credit Suisse's ETF business announced today.