Your Dirt-Cheap ETFs Threaten Asset Managers’ Record Profits
Their fee revenue is getting pinched by low-cost exchange-traded funds, and in the U.S. new fund flows are meager.
Investors Continue to Shun Equity Funds, PIMCO
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF had a 12% drop in assets in January alone, according to a Morningstar report.
Investors Embraced Passive Funds, Eschewed Active Managers in 2014
Morningstar’s recap of mutual fund and ETF flows shows passive funds led the way with $166 billion in 2014; active funds lost $98 billion.
Gene Fama: When’s the Right Time for Active Investing? Never
The Nobel laureate remains a true believer in efficient markets and passive investing and blasts behavioral economists who "dredge for anomalies."
Roame Predicts Next Scandal in Advisory Industry
The consultant points to the next industry scandal in his keynote address at confab in San Francisco, along with several other key trends.
Multi-Family Offices Moving to Pooled Investment Vehicles: Cerulli
Family offices’ increasing use of pooled investment vehicles presents an opportunity for wealth managers, Cerulli reports. Family offices also pick vehicles with potential for superior after-tax performance.
The New Wave of Active ETFs
That new kid on the block with the monogram “ETF” isn’t just passing through town — the exchange-traded fund is here to stay. And what’s been hyped for three years as the next big thing in the hot ETF market, actively managed ETFs, may soon spark major change, when Pimco...
BlackRock Files to Expand ETF Offering With 13 Actively Managed Funds
BlackRock has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer 13 equity ETFs, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The actively-managed ETFs are designed to compete with stock-picking mutual funds.
What’s Next for ETFs?
The second day of the 'Empowering Investment Advisors' conference kicked off in Denver on Tuesday with a look ahead at the ETF space. The conference was jointly hosted by back-office provider Orion Advisor Services and do-it-yourself alternative investment developer Gemini Fund Services.