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Alan Miller, SCM Private
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 11, 2015

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
From Asset Allocation / ETFs March 4, 2015

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
From Asset Allocation / ETFs December 9, 2014

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

Sebastien Gyger, Lombard Odier
From Asset Allocation / ETFs June 11, 2014

Has the ETF universe really got any ‘smarter’?

So-called ‘smart beta’ ETFs, which attempt to outperform benchmarks, are increasing in popularity, but some critics are labelling them as a marketing gimmick

Eleanor Hope-Bell, State Street Global Advisors
From Asset Allocation / ETFs March 27, 2014

The future of ETFs in private client portfolios

PWM invited leading figures in the wealth management industry to discuss what is driving the growth of exchange traded funds, the impact of regulation and the debate between physical and synthetic vehicles

Thomas Meyer zu Drewer, ComStage ETFs
From Asset Allocation / ETFs October 23, 2013

ETFs gain ground as markets start moving

The strengthening of the global economy is giving European equities a welcome boost, while the flexibility of ETFs makes these the ideal products for many investors looking to gain exposure to the region

Clemens Reuter, UBS
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 2, 2013

Navigating the ever-expanding ETF universe

As the range of exchange traded funds on offer continues to grow larger and more complex, private banks must ensure they have robust selection processes in place if they are to match these products to their clients’ needs

Eleanor Hope-Bell, State Street
From Asset Allocation / ETFs February 26, 2013

Tumultuous love affair with ETFs set to continue

PWM invited leading figures in the wealth management industry to discuss the huge expansion in the use of ETFs, concerns over synthetic products and implications of this growth for active management

From Asset Allocation / ETFs December 3, 2012

Competition fierce as ETF providers fight for control

The European ETF market is becoming increasingly competitive and further consolidation is expected, but with more growth predicted, the rewards for the leading providers are substantial

From Asset Allocation / ETFs August 30, 2012

Eurozone crisis taking its toll on ETF inflows

Volatile markets have seen falling flows into equity-linked ETFs, but fixed income investments are on the rise, while products tracking precious metals are also booming

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With selectivity becoming more important, smart ETFs capturing factor exposures through systematic, rules-based approaches can add value in private client portfolios, although the complexity of these instruments.

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