Swiss private banks fight for survival

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Doubt cast on the argument that ‘closet trackers’ drag truly active managers down
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Sixteen large UK schemes publish environmental, social and governance guide for fund houses

ETF assets to double to $5tn by 2020

PwC advises all financial services firms to develop ETF strategy

M&G’s Recovery fund turns ‘hefty’

More than a third of its portfolio in ‘hefty’ positions

BT leads fight for responsible investing

Sixteen large UK schemes publish ESG guide for fund houses

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Eurozone: ‘big bazooka’ or peashooter?

QE will only work if institutions willing to sell sovereign debt

Fidelity EM fund caught out by China

EM fund still outperformed due to limited oil exposure

Lenin’s despised gold is ultimate hedge

Humanity harbours a deep psychological commitment to the yellow metal, says John Plender

Seema Hingorani

‘[Sexist behaviour] has happened to me’

Former CIO for New York pensions tackles sexism

Active share analysis has feet of clay

Doubt cast on whether closet trackers drag active managers down

The definition of an opaque asset class

Amid a flurry of deals, Sophia Grene considers whether private equity investment is worth the fees

Blue skies create a reinsurance tragedy

John Dizard wonders if the lack of storm losses has turned reinsurers into ‘climate refugees’

US high-yield bonds running on empty

Fall in oil price to blame as almost four-fifths of active managers fail to beat the benchmark

Buyside empowerment ends the free lunch

Generating returns will require skill and luck, says Seth Merrin

Movers & shakers: January 26

Naoki Kamiyama rejoins Nikko Asset Management after 15 years, as chief strategist

The week: January 26

Nine big fund managers will launch a dark pool for equity trading

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