Europe’s smart beta ETF flows slow

Sales especially weak in May and June amid market volatility

iShares dipping its toes into robo-advice in Italy

New online bank offering built on suite of ETF model portfolios

BlackRock suffers $24bn in Emea outflows

Greece, eurozone turmoil blamed for quarterly redemptions

Researchers putting new emphasis on passives

Fund Calibre, Square Mile catering to sustained demand for index products

Lyxor exec casts doubt on active ETFs

Transparency questions hang over rollouts

Aviva dismisses smart beta as ‘emperor’s new clothes’

Sales success chalked up to ‘sexy marketing’

JPMorgan appears closer to launching ETFs in Europe

Licensing proprietary indices to Lyxor ‘just another step’ toward rollout

Passive funds as disruptive as Uber: US’s Principal

Active firms urged to confront grave competitive threat

Deutsche replaces SSgA at €3bn ETF range

Four db X-trackers to switch managers next month

Iosco chairman warns of ‘bastardised’ ETFs

Regulator concerned over influence from banking industry

BlackRock denied trademark for marketing slogan

EU court ruling prompts change in campaign tagline

Vanguard studying potential Brexit fallout

Internal analysis assessing impact of UK exit on cross-border business

Vanguard preparing for ‘biggest regulatory project’

Mifid II reforms expected to affect entire firm

BNP, Eurizon selectors scrutinise active funds

Research to quantify premium over passive investments

Source’s new CEO plays down flows slump

Redemptions blamed on profit taking from US funds

US’s Van Eck enters German ETF market

Gold-themed funds listed on Deutsche Börse

BlackRock boosts headcount in Europe as profits soar

Staff up 13% last year; biggest increases in UK, Germany

UniCredit returns to ETF market

HypoVereinsbank unit lists bond rollout on Frankfurt exchange

Italy’s MoneyFarm in UK direct-to-consumer push

Platform pairs prepackaged ETF portfolios with automated advice

Vanguard is UK market’s elephant in the room: SCM

D2C platform from the passive fund giant could ‘really shake things up’

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