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The MM Podcast: Has smart beta finally hit the mainstream?

In 2016 more than €6bn has been added to smart beta strategies. But have advisers embraced the trend or are smart beta products still in their infancy?

Elsewhere, other investment strategies this year had a lot to do with inflation protection, following significant monetary policy intervention from central banks around the world.

Investment reporter Valentina Romeo speaks to Lyxor ETF’s head of Northern European research Adam Laird about the uptake of smart beta strategies as well as about the latest inflation data and how to invest to protect against it.



Should investors be wary of ‘smart’ passive funds?

Speculation that the retail distribution review would accelerate investor appetite for low-cost trackers is gaining further traction as new numbers show that index trackers are hitting record sales levels. The latest fund stock-take count from the Investment Management Association shows that demand for tracker funds has remained high in recent months. Sales in September hit […]

The MM Podcast: Advice review, annuity merger and exit fees

In the latest Money Marketing podcast, head of news Tom Selby and Hargreaves Lansdown head of pensions research Tom McPhail discuss the ramifications of the Government’s advice review. The joint Treasury/FCA review, announced earlier this month, is expected to generate plans to better establish a broad-based financial advice market, create a clearer regulatory environment, and […]

'Feeling the Squeeze'

Royal London carried out a UK wide survey with 2,500 consumers age 35-44 over the summer. The survey found that over a third, 34 per cent, said their finances felt Squeezed and so were struggling to meet day-to-day expenses, despite 87 per cent being aware that they need to save more. However, the survey did […]


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