Is ‘smart beta’ the latest money tree?

Business people pruning a 'money tree', illustration by Oivind Hovland
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Returns could decline as more money flows into the strategies

S&P 500 back in sight of record high

Reassuring Chinese data help lift Wall St

Amundi bidding to break into UK market

French giant pitching to wealth managers, fund pickers

ETF Securities latest to bring indexing in-house

Proprietary benchmarks tailor commodities exposures

Indices plan for Chinese shares panned

Adding A-shares to indices would be unworkable, says Mark Wiedman

Warburg Pincus eyes further acquisitions in Europe

Source owner also open to letting ETF unit engineer deals

Emerging market funds bounce back

Asset managers start to rotate back into developing economies

Active equity a chink in BlackRock armour

Fund house fails to shake off concerns about its weak spot

Bitcoin bound for ‘guns and gold crowd’

Tracker fund for virtual currency to be expanded to retail market

UBS hands commodity index to Bloomberg

Move comes ahead of July deadline to tighten benchmark oversight