Increased use of the 'digital ledger'
Previously available for institutional investors
PARTNER INSIGHT: The sudden recognition that markets were potentially complacent about inflation has resulted in an abrupt change in markets' expected volatility. BMO Global Asset Management believes this has unlocked an opportunity to access increased...
Asian markets, and particularly Japan, could be one of this year's equity hotspots. Abe's loose policy mix, the implementation of corporate tax reform and the Shunto wage negotiations were all key catalysts. Lyxor ETF explains why the case for Japan is...
Joins from Invesco PowerShares
With the Catalan crisis stalled, for now at least, all eyes have been on political risk in Italy and some arduous deal-making in Germany. After Sunday's result, Italy is likely to lurch into some frenzied horse-trading, but where will Merkel's new coalition...
Strong business from international clients
Global equity markets continued to advance in 2017, which led to record breaking flows into ETFs.
TER of 0.10%
It has become something of a cliché, but technology really is changing the way we live and work. On buses and trains, for example, half of the passengers are likely glued to smartphones or tablets
Partner Insight: ETFs provide investors with the benefits of cost efficiency, broad diversification and an easier way to control their asset allocation.
Hargreaves Lansdown scraps US-domiciled ETFs from platform following PRIIPs implementation; Temporarily removes some trusts
Regulation implemented on 1 January
Right now passive investing is on everyone's lips. Tracker funds and ETFs are now commonplace in many wealth managers' portfolios. Lyxor ETF asks why managers are using passive investments, and how you can start adding passive to your portfolio.
Passive investments can be the building blocks for many portfolios, but index tracking now goes way beyond single markets. As more investors have integrated passive into their portfolios, many funds now target investor objectives.
Modern and cost-efficient
Xi Jinping seems to have strengthened his grip on power after the most recent Communist Party Congress. This should give him a better chance of pushing through his vision of Party-controlled reform.
TER of 0.35%
Concerned about lack of investor understanding
In the hunt for yield, investors need to be creative - looking further afield for diversification and dividends. But one attractive, often overlooked market is Japan.
Becomes fourth largest global ETF provider
Yield hunters need to consider their chosen destinations carefully. On the face of it, dividend payouts look robust, but not everything is as it seems.
Increases range to 14 ETFs