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Passive Beat

Franklin to launch two active ETFs for top muni PMs

Franklin Templeton has filed for two actively managed municipal bond ETFs.

Templeton’s Hardenberg warns of herding in passive EMs

LUXEMBOURG: The frontier markets specialist says China index dominance will be a tough challenge.

Invesco’s selection chief: how active can fight back against passives

With passives eating up market share, a top selector reveals his plan of action to remain active.

BlackRock launches green bond index fund

US asset management giant unveils new fund for head of climate solutions for fixed income.

Equity appetite drives Euro ETF assets to new highs

European market expands by €25 billion over the course of February following demand for globally focused equity ETFs.

Lyxor lists inflation linked ETF

French AM firm unveils new approach as increasing number of investors consider how to hedge price rises.

PassiveBeat: SEC nixes Winklevoss bitcoin ETF plan

The twins have been defeated but a bitcoin ETF seems likely sooner or later.

PassiveBeat: active does better when there’s more passives around

Competition really does improve the breed by pushing more active investments - and lowers costs as well.

Pimco to switch PMs and rebrand Total Return ETF

Asset management firm files changes with SEC and will replace senior trio overseeing passive strategy.

PassiveBeat: dope or false hope? Get set for the first marijuana ETF

Warning: your investment may go down - or up in smoke. Citywire PassiveBeat takes a look at the latest launch.