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IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

ETFs and Index funds continue to take market share off their actively managed counterparts on an almost one-for-one basis. Active manager warnings grow ever more shrill, ‘a ticking time bomb,’ ‘the cause of the next financial crisis.’ But are they right?



IG picks six of the best socially responsible ETFs

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

By Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

If you are looking to invest in the stock market but also want to make a positive impact on environmental and social issues, then socially responsible investing may be for you. In this piece we take a look at six of the best ETFs that facilitate socially responsible investing.



IG picks six of the best US equity ETFs

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG.

The US market has been a huge growth area for ETFs and index funds, with falling fees enabling investors to get exposure at a very low cost. More recently a number of new products targeting different parts of the market have been launched in the UK. In this piece we take a look at six of the best US ETFs to consider for your portfolio.



IG picks six of the best government bond ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

ETFs are excellent products for getting exposure to a wide number of asset classes, but with a multitude of competing ETFs using different indices, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this piece we take a look at six government bond ETFs.



IG’s ETF-based ‘Smart Portfolios’ presents quarterly review

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

Three months ago, online trading firm IG joined the digital wealth management industry with the launch of IG Smart Portfolios, a range of risk managed investment portfolios in partnership with BlackRock built exclusively with iShares ETFs.



ETFs to benefit from FCA call for fee transparency

Jun 28th, 2017 | By
ETFs to benefit from FCA call for fee transparency

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has called for greater fee transparency in the asset management industry as part of a package of remedies to address concerns highlighted by a recent market study. The move is expected to increase demand for low cost, transparent products, such as ETFs, by bringing to light hidden charges contained within many actively managed funds.



IG discusses merits of leveraged ETFs

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

In recent years the number of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange has exploded, with sector, smart beta and actively managed ETFs taking their place alongside mainstream index trackers. But are they the most effective way for investors to get long and short exposure to markets? 



IG: Six of the best global equity ETFs

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

Exchange-traded funds are widely regarded as excellent products for getting exposure to a wide number of asset classes, but with competing ETF providers using different indices, it can be difficult to know where to start.



IG: Tips for private investors creating ETF portfolios

Apr 12th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

With over 6,000 ETFs, of which there are 1,200 ISA eligible ETFs, it can be intimidating for private investors to know where to start. Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG, shares some tips on how private should build portfolios using ETFs.



IG launches online “Smart Portfolios” built with iShares ETFs

Apr 6th, 2017 | By
Peter Hetherington, CEO of IG Group

Online trading firm IG Group has entered the digital wealth management space with the unveiling of its IG Smart Portfolios suite, a range of model investment portfolios constructed solely with iShares ETFs and using asset allocation insights from BlackRock.