Fund fees have fallen overall, but passive investments still offer the best defence against erosion of returns, writes Jose Garcia-Zarate.
We reveal the most popular low-cost passive investments of the year.
Thematic ETFs are good at grabbing the imaginations of investors, but their speculative nature and individual idiosyncrasies need to be understood.
Despite the steady downward trend in active fees, passive investment funds have cut fees much more aggressively, with average fees being cut by 28% over the same time period.
Smart beta funds, which aim to deliver returns above a like-for-like index, come with risks that investors should not overlook.
Gains from exchange traded fund investments may be treated differently for tax purposes, depending on where the funds are domiciled.
Monika Dutt explains how new ETFs weighted to combinations of factors such as value and size are delivering strong results.
Inflation has been off most investors’ radar for the best part of the past decade.
Dimitar Boyadzhiev explains why value investors looking for bargains might profit from setting their sights on an ETF.