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From Asset Allocation / ETFs March 29, 2012

Booming ETF industry faces construction issues

European ETFs may continue to attract record inflows, but the synthetic vs physical debate is gathering pace, while some commentators are questioning the levels of risk these vehicles contain

From Asset Allocation / ETFs November 28, 2011

Passive investments thrive in harsh climate

ETFs continue to go from strength to strength, with investors wary of high active management fees attracted by the flexibility and breadth of coverage of these passive products

From Asset Allocation / ETFs September 27, 2011

ETFs respond to charges

Critics of ETFs claim these vehicles carry hidden risks, but providers argue they are better regulated than many other investments

Lars Kalbreier, Credit Suisse Private Banking
From Asset Allocation / ETFs September 5, 2011

Are ETFs suitable for all investors?

Lars Kalbreier, Global head of investment funds & ETFs, Credit Suisse Private Banking, and Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith, debate the role exchange traded funds should play in client portfolios

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From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 4, 2011

Exchange traded funds: is it time for greater transparency?

PWM invited seven leading figures to discuss the different uses of ETFs in the European wealth management space and the major hurdles the industry must still overcome.

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From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 4, 2011

Exchange traded funds: is it time for greater transparency?

 

Pwm invited seven leading figures to discuss the different uses of ETFs in the European wealth management space and the major hurdles the industry must still overcome.

Farley Thomas, HSBC
From Asset Allocation / ETFs March 3, 2011

Innovative providers rise to challenge of an expanding market

As the European ETF industry continues to grow, providers are looking to more niche areas to gather new assets. However, with so many players in the market, is there potential for consolidation?

Vin Bhattacharjee, SSGA
From Asset Allocation / ETFs December 2, 2010

Tactical plays boost ETF inflows

Wealth managers are increasingly turning to passively managed portfolios as part of their offering to clients, with ETFs at the core. Ceri Jones reports.

Philip Philippedes, iShares
From Asset Allocation / ETFs October 23, 2010

ETF flexibility put to a multitude of uses

The simplicity and efficiency of exchange traded funds have seen even committed active managers start to utilise them for a range of different purposes, but they are not without their limitations. Ceri Jones reports.

Deborah Fuhr, BGI
From Asset Allocation / ETFs May 26, 2010

Product quality threatened by lack of transparency

The European ETF industry may be booming, but confusion over product definitions and a fragmented marketplace could hit their expansion into the retail sector, writes Elisa Trovato.

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