ETFs saw record inflows of $247 billion in the first half of the year, pushing assets under management to $2.971 trillion and concluding almost 16 consecutive months of positive inflows.
Passive investment vehicles in the UK, including exchange traded funds (ETFs), are set to benefit from a key regulatory report released by the country’s financial regulator last week.
ETFs have been the driving force behind recent market gains in the US, but don’t expect the S&P 500 to end the year higher than current levels, new research has warned.
The tracking quality of ETFs may be characterised by several indicators, including not only the tracking error but also the tracking difference.
After much anticipation, index provider MSCI finally decided to include Chinese A-Shares into its EM and ACW indices starting in May 2018, but the impact on flows into the region’s ETFs has so far been muted.
As investors approach the half-way mark for 2017, value stocks have been one of the most disappointing equity risk factors in a risk-on environment.