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Welcome to our weekly round-up of the articles and stories your clients may have read in the national newspapers over the weekend...

Computer-controlled passives Though plain vanilla tracker funds have long been on investors' radars, readers of The Sunday Times may have been intrigued by a piece on ‘smart' passives, which included a focus on some ETF vehicles. While traditional trackers simply replicate the performance of an index, the article pointed out, smart passive funds are programmed to hold stocks that match a set criteria - such as the size of dividend payouts, the size of the company, or the strength of its annual sales. Don't be surprised if some clients refer to these "actively-managed trackers". J...

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