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    Debunking the myths behind the robo advisors

    The American architect, R Buckminster Fuller, famously said “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” This is what the 2016 robo advisor is starting to do. The asset management landscape is constantly evolving; there have been some game-changing developments in recent years. The industry […]

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    Five reasons to rely on a robo advisor

    The media are fascinated by the new companies use of technology that opens up the investment world to everyone. But the impact on investors of these new solutions are often overlooked. The robo advisors, or digital wealth managers, are changing the way we invest. Here are five reasons to start relying on these new investment management companies. See […]

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    Physical vs synthetic ETFs

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a type of security that tracks an index. There are two types of ETFs physical and synthetic ETFs. At Moneyfarm we use physical ETFs since they tend to be more liquid and have a lower level of risk meaning we can make your investment more efficient. Providers of ETFs use […]

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    Has active management grown too big?

    The asset management industry is vast. With active and passive managers, individuals are constantly on the hunt for the best returns. Many would assume that the best returns come from the active managers as teams aim to beat the market. But some are now saying that the active industry has grown too large to consistently […]

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    The UK’s first wealth management app

    MoneyFarm are the first wealth manager in the UK to launch an app. Investors are able to use the service on iOS with sums from as little as £1. The MoneyFarm app offers investors a smart way to take control of their investments on the go, cut unnecessary banking charges and take advantage of a […]

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    What is tracking error?

    Many portfolios are managed to a benchmark, typically an index. Investors buy index exchange traded funds (ETFs) and passive mutual funds to achieve the performance of a market index without incurring the fees associated with active stock picking. Not all funds track their indexes as closely as others. The difference between a fund’s performance and […]

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    The rise of ETFs

    A quick search of exchange traded funds (ETFs) will return numerous headlines about how they have grown bigger than hedge funds, how they are smashing records and are completely revolutionising the wealth management industry. But what are ETFs and why are they on the rise? According to the Financial Times an ETF combines the key […]

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