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Passive Beat

US group consolidates active and ETF Ucits arm

New York-based group brings all strategies under one legal umbrella to aid European push.

Equity appetite spurs Euro ETF assets to new heights

Eurozone, GEMs and global equity funds drive market flows beyond previous top.

Chinese giant launches smart beta Japan Ucits ETF

China Post Global steps up move into European passive market with niche launch.

Standard Life chief: where passives sit in our future plans

VIDEO: Keith Skeoch on what the ‘new active’ era will hold for Standard Aberdeen.

U Can't Touch This: why it pays to rebalance annually

Academics in the Netherlands break it down - savings made on transaction costs outweigh returns on offer from more frequent portfolio rebalancing.

ETF providers shun indexing big brands as fee battle intensifies

Benchmarkers tipped to become latest victims in passive price war but conflicts of interest remain.

‘Active versus passive’ versus the world’s worst regimes

As the UK goes to the polls, we ask whether fund managers should be freed from the need to compare their performance with questionable governments.

Lyxor slashes fees on 10-strong sector ETF range

Asset manager makes aggressive adjustment to stay competitive.

Crazy in ETF love? Dawn of the ‘superstars’ tracker

Yes sir, they're cut from a different cloth, academics at the University of Zurich and MIT offer an alternative way to reach for the stars, passively.

Source axes agriculture from new commodities ETF

Index fund provider joins cost battle with broad sector strategy.