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Gordon Moore, Intel

Wealth managers seek new ways of delivering investment value

Investors are abandoning the search for alpha and embracing index-tracking funds. If wealth mangers can no longer rely on beating the market to attract clients, they must find other ways to make themselves indispensable 

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares

Is smart beta really such a clever idea?

Smart beta is taking off, with assets flowing into products following these strategies and ever-more providers entering the arena. But should private investors steer clear? 

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares

Technology fundamental to the rise of smart beta strategies

Technology has proved to be a driving force behind the rise of smart beta, both in terms of developing the strategies themselves and in distributing the products that put them to use

Bill Vasilieff, Novia

Education essential for ETFs to enter the mainstream

ETFs may be ideally suited to retail investors’ needs, but many financial advisers don’t fully understand them

Kenneth Lamont, Morningstar

Large-cap ETFs booming with European equities back in fashion

The European large-cap equity exchange traded funds sector has benefitted from the return to favour of European equities, while iShares continues to dominate the European ETF market

Bryon Lake, Invesco

Investor demand continues to drive ETF evolution

European ETFs celebrated their fifteenth birthday in April. It has been a period of innovation, arguments and spectacular uptake as these products gradually became a vital tool in the wealth manager’s armoury

Stéphane Monier, Lombard Odier

Interest grows in ETFs which promise to outsmart the market

The ETF industry has evolved as it has grown and huge levels of innovation have recently been focused on smart beta strategies, which aim to outperform markets. But at what cost?

Alan Miller, SCM Private

Is smart beta a wise strategy for private investors?

A.A. Advisors’ Christophe Boucher and Bertrand Maillet debate with Alan Miller of SCM Direct whether smart beta strategies are suitable for private clients

Philip Philippides, Amundi

Evolution of ETFs creating both obstacles and opportunities

PWM invited eight leading figures from the fund management world to discuss the proliferation of exchange traded funds in private client portfolios 

Tim Huver, Vanguard

Providers rush to meet demand for fixed income ETFs

ETFs continue to enjoy record inflows with investors using them for both short-term trading and long-term positions, while providers are offering ever more innovative products

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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