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Passive Beat

SSGA takes lead in battle for lowest fee ETF

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) lowered fees on 15 existing exchange traded funds (ETF) t to ultra-low level of 0.03% helping it surpass Vanguard as the lowest cost offering on the market.

The Catalan factor in European bonds

Separatist uproar has rocked the Spanish bond market, affecting all investors in European fixed income

JP Morgan launches first ETFs for European buyers

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has unveiled two European hedge fund ETF.

Japanese election time; time to vote passive?

Shinzo Abe wants to be voted back in; history says this is a buy signal for Japanese shares

Sector ETFs: Jury's out on latest tactical allocation tool

We ask whether the investment case is as straightforward as the asset-raising potential in the latest wave of passive product innovation.

BNY Mellon brings US high yield fund to the UK

The US high-yield beta fund will be managed by the firm’s San Francisco-based boutique Mellon Capital Management.

Do you need a passive approach for gilts?

Moody's downgrade of UK debt might be a cure to change your investment method. Here are your passive choices

JP Morgan AM steps up ETF push with double hire

The firm has made two key appointments to its UK ETF team to help support its push into the asset class.

Investing in smart beta: the impact of transaction costs

Elisabetta Basillico delves into the latest academic research to examine the after-transaction cost performance of factor investing strategies.

Dissecting the European equity ETF bonanza

We run the rule over a market which has seen inflows of over £26 billion in the past year.