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Growing demand for Smart Beta in the fixed income markets

When operating in a market in flux, asset managers are increasing their use of Smart Beta in their overall approach to portfolio construction.

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Tracking liquidity in the bond market: Are we there yet?

If the market is unsettled—or at least difficult to predict—in the short term, how can asset managers adequately prepare for changes in liquidity levels?

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The growing role of ESG investing in portfolio management

How can asset managers make sense of the current market landscape to more effectively incorporate ESG information into their investment strategies?

Portfolio Management

Active or passive investing? The debate explained

Are you good enough at picking stocks to beat the market? Not too many people would claim that. Is your asset manager good enough?

Portfolio Management

Chinese bonds: The long march to global inclusion

The China bond market continues to grow, as issuers tap the country’s vast pool of savings to fund their operations.

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China bonds dance to global tune as PBOC follows Fed tightening

China’s bonds are becoming more closely correlated to global notes as the central bank lets the yuan trade more freely and follows monetary tightening by global counterparts.

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Fixed-income ETF flows across assets and maturities

Cash fled global bond exchange-traded funds in the week ended March 8 as commodity prices slid.

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Vanguard, BlackRock lead rise of passive ownership

The rise of passive funds, which now have about $5 trillion in assets, is changing the ownership makeup of U.S. companies.

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U.S. ETFs 2017 outlook

Exchange-traded funds may extend their boom in 2017 after taking in about $700 billion during the past three years.

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ETFs for rising interest rates

The rise in interest rates, which began in July on signals that global central banks were less willing to extend accommodative policies, has gained momentum after the U.S. presidential election on potentially laxer fiscal policy by the new administration.

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