Mifid II to boost Europe’s passive funds over active funds
Europe’s passive funds will be given a boost in 2018 at the expense of active funds thanks to Mifid II’s drive for transparency on costs, according to research firm Cerulli Associates.
ETF industry grew faster than hedge funds in 2016 – ETFGI
The amount of money invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) last year was $530bn (£430bn) larger than the total invested in the entire global hedge fund industry, according to new data from ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm.
Asia Pacific ETF assets lag other regions despite record year
Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF/ETP assets hit a record high of $135bn (£110bn, €127bn) in 2016, but still only account for 4% of the industry’s global assets, according to ETFGI.