ETFs

Passive investing

Too big to fail? Twenty funds capture 87 per cent of investment flows in a month

Too big to fail? Twenty funds capture 87 per cent of investment flows in a month

A handful of the highest-raising investment funds are scooping the vast majority of all money invested in a month, raising concerns that large passive managers are becoming “too big to fail”. On average, 87 per cent of monthly net investment flows go toward the top twenty funds alone, according to exclusive data from EPFR. 

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European professional investors look to Artificial Intelligence for long-term growth opportunities, says WisdomTree

European professional investors look to Artificial Intelligence for long-term growth opportunities, says WisdomTree

A survey commissioned by the exchange traded fund (ETF) and exchange traded product (ETP) sponsor WisdomTree, has revealed that European professional investors currently believe artificial intelligence (AI) presents the most compelling long-term thematic investment opportunity.

NON-TRANSPARENT ETFS

Is the case for European “non-transparent” active exchange traded funds gathering pace?

Is the case for European “non-transparent” active exchange traded funds gathering pace?

By Shane Coveney, Dillon Eustace – As European exchange traded products gather a greater share of asset flows and surpass USD1 trillion in assets under management, the industry’s appetite for new and innovative products continues to develop at a greater pace than ever. Historically, fragmentation in the European market has been a significant obstacle, leading to slow growth in the exchange traded fund (ETF) market in Europe.

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ETF 3.0: How to stay competitive as ETFs continue to flourish

ETF 3.0: How to stay competitive as ETFs continue to flourish

When last writing about ETF trends in early 2016, we marveled at the torrid pace of growth but also observed a market that was maturing. That process quickly reached a key milestone, with every one of Morningstar’s categories now represented by at least one ETF. Though saturated with product, asset flows continue to gain momentum. We noted two years ago that the “groundwork is also being laid for another phase of rapid growth.”