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Passive Beat

Allianz GI launches passive/active US fund into UK

The Allianz Structured Alpha US Equity 250 fund invests in the S&P 500 but also buys and sells put and call options.

JPM hires three senior ETF staff as it expands Euro reach

JP Morgan has hired three senior operational staff to support its ETF division as it expands its European distribution.

BlackRock assets climb above $6tn on record inflows

BlackRock has maintained it crown as the world’s largest asset manager in 2017, bringing in a record breaking $367 billion net inflows.

Ex-WisdomTree bosses hire duo for new ETF platform

Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski have made two senior hires and say market reaction to launch has been 'beyond expectations'.

UBS launches gender equality ETF

UBS has partnered with Equileap to launch a gender equality exchange traded fund (ETF).

Are platforms the biggest barrier to wealth manager ETF take-up?

Citywire hosted a roundtable discussion to find out how and if wealth managers are using ETFs in their clients' portfolios and the challenges they face trading through different platforms.

Why are fixed income ETFs so far behind equities?

Less choice, smaller assets, little innovation. Why do fixed income passives lag their equities counterparts so badly?

Home (or away) alone: How to use single country ETFs

If you are besotted by a particular economy, it's worth looking at single country funds

Citywire Passive Investment Retreat: pics from day two

The great and the good of the UK's passive management buy side gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire for the Citywire Passive Investment Retreat last week

Are factors the key to being market neutral?

Can a passive approach help if you want to hedge your market bets?