‘Free-riding’ passive investors under central bank scrutiny
Passive investors pay scant regard to the fundamentals of individual securities and free-ride on the work of active investors with implications for financial stability, price discovery and index correlation, according to a paper from the Bank of International Settlements.
Is the passive bubble ready to burst?
Everyone has heard about the bitcoin bubble; Neil Woodford has warned of a new tech bubble; and now investors are voicing concerns about a passives bubble. But if such a bubble exists, is it ready to burst? Or will index funds continue to steal market share away from their active peers?
WisdomTree offers short-duration SHAG to investors
WisdomTree has united with Bloomberg Barclays to launch SHAG, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) targeting short-duration US fixed income.
What do investors use ETFs for?
The use of index trackers by professional investors has skyrocketed in recent years. Investors have been attracted by the easy access to ETFs, their transparency and of course their low fees. But what do they exactly use ETFs for? Greenwich Associates asked 132 institutional investors the question.
HSBC GAM latest passive provider to join ETF Forum
HSBC Global Asset Management is the latest exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider to join the ETF Forum, an industry body tasked with educating UK financial advisers about the passive investment products.