ETF model puts active managers to test

NextShares offers a way to trade an active fund on an exchange

Winners and losers in bond fund fallout

Investors focus on listed asset managers with large fixed income franchises

What’s in a name? Some advisers reject the use of the term 'smart beta'

Why multi-factor funds are smarter beta

A fascinating new take on an old strategy tries to beat the market for longer

Debt disruptors yet to face downturn test

While alternative lenders are gaining popularity, how much extra risk do they face?

Case for indexing is weaker for bonds

Trackers lose badly when active managers make good rate calls

Warren Buffett versus the hedge funds

Investors locked in to lower expectations and declining returns

Stock valuations no help in timing trades

Earnings multiples are useless for short-term predictions

Share buybacks — who really benefits?

Executives and investors are not always equal beneficiaries

Investor returns are all about the timing

Knowing when to choose the right moment to move is not easy

Hedge and mutual funds befriend the trend

Managed funds gain $10bn of inflows during first quarter, writes Stephen Foley

The case for active management weakens

High active share strategies can outperform but risks increase

Throw out oil stocks to avoid sector risk

Investors factor in potential dividend cuts and ‘stranded asset’ issue

Poor active managers have no excuse

Ample opportunity to pick winners even when stock dispersion is low

Vexed questions on currency hedging

Is it better to suffer the slings and arrows of short-term money moves?

Value investors suffer during QE rally

The strategy works best when things look terrific — or terrifying

Risks of chasing crowd on dollar and yuan

Last throes of dollar bull party, says HSBC

Do not trust hawkers of unlisted Reits

Behind the promise of large returns lurk even larger fees

Seeking a market solution for inequality

Public polling to underpin new ‘Just Index’

Get smart on government projects

There are better ways to invest £11bn than on meters

Shipping finance offers attractive yields

Is ‘floating real estate’ the next big asset class?