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    1. April 14, 2016

      Bond investors turn passive aggressive as ETFs swell

      Investors are becoming passive, aggressively. While substantial inflows into funds that merely track a stock market...

    2. April 11, 2016

      Active asset managers knocked by shift to passive strategies

      The deteriorating ability of money managers to beat their indices has led to investors accelerating a shift towards...

    Special Reports

    1. FT 400 Top Financial Advisers

      There appears to be no shortage of worries for American investors in 2016. Recent mark...
    2. FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

      As the financial crisis recedes and wealthy investors stand on the brink of another le...
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    1. April 8, 2016

      Travails of the active fund manager may only just be beginning

      When Morningstar assessed the performance of US mutual fund managers, who oversee $13tn, the message was the same it...

    2. April 6, 2016

      Australian steelmaker Arrium in survival talks

      Arrium Limited, one of Australia’s two big steelmakers, is engaged in last ditch talks with its bankers to try to avoid...

    3. March 22, 2016

      Energy debt: get the data

      Morningstar analysed the holdings of more than 1,000 funds that reported positions in subinvestment grade energy debt...

    4. March 16, 2016

      Valeant backer Sequoia Fund’s value plunges

      The plunging value of Valeant Pharmaceuticals threatens to deepen a crisis at a famous US mutual fund with historic...

    5. March 16, 2016

      Active fund managers find their voice

      Now that active fund managers have lost the debate against their passive rivals, they are finally finding their voice....

    6. March 13, 2016

      Large equity funds score poorly on sustainability

      Many of the world’s largest equity funds run by powerful investment houses including T Rowe Price, American Funds and...

    7. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Mercedes lawsuit met with analysts' scepticism

      Has the Volkswagen emissions scandal spread, or is someone trying to make a quick buck against the German car industry?...

    8. February 14, 2016

      Worst 12 months for high-yield bond funds since financial crisis

      Fewer than one in 10 US high-yield bond funds delivered positive returns last year as crude oil’s sharp price decline...

    9. February 7, 2016

      Aberdeen cuts fees on emerging markets fund

      Aberdeen Asset Management, Europe’s third-largest fund house, is cutting fees on one of its emerging markets fund at a...

    10. January 31, 2016

      Oil dive drags sharia-compliant funds down

      The fall in the oil price has claimed another victim. Sharia-compliant funds have suffered their worst sales in four...

    11. January 17, 2016

      Vanguard attracts record cash for fourth year running

      Investors have entrusted a record amount of new money to Vanguard, the low-cost asset manager, for a fourth successive...

    12. January 17, 2016

      Morningstar ethical rating could cost funds billions

      Asset managers fear losing billions of dollars as a result of a Morningstar initiative that will enable investors to...

    13. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Pimco flagship fund snaps 31-month losing streak

      There’s an asterisk, which we’ll come back to, but first the headline news: the Pimco Total Return bond fund has...

    14. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Aberdeen suspends LatAm subscription shares from official list

      Aberdeen Asset Management has temporarily yanked its Latin American Income Fund subscription shares from the UK stock...

    15. December 27, 2015

      Mutual fund investors burnt by energy in 2015

      One of the hottest categories of mutual funds in recent years inflicted the harshest losses on investors in 2015, the...

    16. December 23, 2015

      Amazon spurs US mutual fund winners in 2015

      The most successful US mutual fund managers of the past year have Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, to thank for...

    17. November 18, 2015

      Number-crunchers lift lid on investor choice

      Retail investors are fatally drawn to chasing performance, sinking money into whoever has done well recently, buying...

    18. November 15, 2015

      Passive managers struggle to mirror indices

      Most active fund managers do not beat their benchmarks: nine out of ten actively managed European equity funds failed...

    19. November 2, 2015

      Listed: the world’s largest fund companies

      Allianz has fallen down the ranking of the world’s largest investment groups by assets for the second year running,...

    20. October 28, 2015

      ‘Liquid’ alt funds still have much to prove

      In the crowded field of overhyped Wall Street buzzwords, “liquid alts” is enjoying a strong run, arguably second only...

    21. October 1, 2015

      Bit late to start playing defence

      More than three-quarters of British mutual funds investing in Europe have beaten their benchmark this year, according...

    22. September 20, 2015

      Global resources equity funds down but not out

      Every one of the 20 biggest global resources equity funds has made a cumulative loss over the past three years as the...

    23. September 13, 2015

      Europe is the next frontier for strategists

      Exchange traded fund providers have their eye on a new market for potential growth in Europe. In the US, the market for...

    24. September 13, 2015

      Volatility boosts currency-hedged products

      Currency-hedged exchange traded funds have seen inflows surge over the past year as investors pile into products that...

    25. September 1, 2015

      Northern Trust flags surge in ESG funds

      Northern Trust, one of the world’s largest investment managers, expects stronger growth in its environmental, social...

    26. August 14, 2015

      Morningstar to score funds on sustainability

      Morningstar, one of the biggest providers of investment research, is to rate funds around the world against...

    27. August 2, 2015

      Goldman falls out of list of top-10 European fund managers

      Goldman Sachs and Natixis have fallen out of a list of the top 10 bestselling fund managers in Europe, as some...

    28. July 29, 2015

      Investors pull £2.7bn from giant M&G bond fund

      Investors pulled £2.7bn out of M&G’s flagship Optimal Income fund in three months after a decline in performance...

    29. July 22, 2015

      Outflows hit Aviva property funds

      Aviva Investors has suspended redemptions from its Asia Pacific Property fund and investors may face a wait of one to...

    30. July 17, 2015

      Q&A: China’s market tumult

      China’s stock markets have given investors a stomach-churning ride. After rising 150 per cent in a year, the Shanghai...

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Twitter attracts spoofers… and, basically, that’s ok. - “The credit crisis that has writhed…...

    32. June 18, 2015

      Wealth managers avoid being boxed in

      Increasingly complex investment vehicles such as liquid alternatives and more highly correlated equities markets have...

    33. June 14, 2015

      ‘Closet tracker’ funds more than doubled in the UK

      The number of “closet tracker” funds that charge high fees for active management but do little more than mimic a...

    34. June 7, 2015

      The endangered female fund manager

      The belief that female fund managers are an endangered species on the verge of extinction has been reinforced by...

    35. June 3, 2015

      Women run just 2% of fund management assets in the US

      Women run just 2 per cent of fund management assets in the US and are much more likely to become doctors, lawyers or...

    36. May 17, 2015

      Pimco ditched equities over Bill Gross outflows

      The huge pressure exerted on Pimco following the departure of its founder Bill Gross has led to the closure of the bond...

    37. May 3, 2015

      Chinese equity funds suffer nearly $2bn of outflows

      Chinese equity funds have suffered nearly $2bn of outflows from international investors in the first three months of...

    38. March 25, 2015

      Search is on for volatility as flows slow

      Advisers have helped drive huge flows into liquid alternatives, but a challenging 2014 has raised questions about the...

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