Heavyweights battle over smart beta theory

Principals from AQR, Research Affiliates locked in academic debate

Waddell & Reed poised to launch nontransparent ETP

Ivy would be first licensee of Eaton Vance’s NextShares to market

JPMorgan buys into niche ETF shop Global X

Passive stake to have ‘no impact’ on either firm’s fund business

BlackRock funneling layoff savings to tech, rollouts

First-quarter slowdown demands ‘difficult decisions’

LPL plugs into robo market with BlackRock

Biggest distributor yet to team with FutureAdvisor unit

Fidelity files for smart beta ETFs

Rollouts to track proprietary stock and bond indices

Leveraged ETFs fighting for their lives

ProShares, Direxion press regulators for exemption from new swaps rules

Fixed income ETFs drawing record inflows

Investors added more than $38bn in 1Q, though overall sales slid

Active managers waging war on ‘index ideology’

Traditional firms mobilising research to win back passive investors’ hearts

Massachusetts questions ‘fully automated’ robos’ legality

State regulator puts new breed of digital financial advisers on notice

Allocation ETFs muscling into funds-of-funds market

PowerShares, SSgA among providers catering to rising adviser demand

Precidian still waiting for decision on opaque ETFs

SEC needs more time on application for nontransparent active funds

Investors piling into low-volatility ETFs

Record pace of flows amid this year’s tumultuous markets

Janus launching obesity, fitness ETFs

‘Consumer shifts’ drive latest rollouts

ETF closures starting to pile up

Alps, Direxion, Janus forced to cull

State Street fuels momentum for self-indexing

PowerShares, Schwab also launching ETFs tracking in-house benchmarks

BlackRock on the hook for gold ETP gaffe

Penalties, forced buybacks possible following halt in share creations

Nuveen delays its ETF debut

Closed-end fund conversions awaiting regulatory approval

Goldman deepening discounts on new ETFs

Cost key to strategy for breaking into smart beta market

State Street at work on robo for retirement

Rollout expected to entail tech acquisition