Fund selectors are divided on whether other providers will follow BlackRock's lead by venturing into the quantitative investment space, suggesting they could be attracted by cost efficiencies but deterred by investor scepticism towards these strategies.
BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, announced last month it would shift a number of its actively-managed equity products into quantitative strategies. The shake-up, which the group said will...
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