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Latest News - Robert St George

U Can't Touch This: Why it pays to rebalance annually

Academics in the Netherlands break it down - savings made on transaction costs outweigh returns on offer from more frequent portfolio rebalancing.

‘Active versus passive’ versus the world’s worst regimes

As the UK goes to the polls, we ask whether fund managers should be freed from the need to compare their performance with questionable governments.

Passive’s next opponent: climate change

Passive investors have already shaken the world of asset management, and big oil may be the next industry to feel their power.

Crazy in ETF love? New study imagines bottling star quality

Yes sir, they're cut from a different cloth, academics at the University of Zurich and MIT offer an alternative way to reach for the stars, passively.

Weak oil, weaker ETF: new research highlights passive pitfalls

Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reveal losses incurred by exchange traded oil products far exceed those from weak commodity prices.

Are active or passive investors more likely to own the next Amazon?

In May 1997 earth's biggest book seller floated. Two decades on discover why the path to owning the next disrupter looks a whole lot different.

Passive Beat: Liquid alts risks to be explored in new study

A forthcoming academic paper is set to address the inadequacies of the current regulatory regimes governing passive products.

PassiveBeat: will BlackRock's quant swap pay off?

BlackRock's bold move to swap some active assets to quantitative is not unprecedented.

PassiveBeat: Deutsche goes Trumpian and dumps min-vol

Deutsche Bank has made two changes to its model portfolio of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to take on more stock market risk after US election.

The hidden index tax on ETF investors

Do ETF investors suffer a hidden tax on returns when underlying indices change?