Tag - index tracking funds

Smart beta under the spotlight

Over the past few years, passive investment funds have burgeoned into a range of styles and types, many of which were not around 20 years ago. The real interest today is in the more sophisticated, but largely misunderstood smart beta funds. What exactly is smart beta? Helena Conradie, CEO of SATRIX, explains. Alpha and beta Most investors will be...

The cost advantages of index tracking funds

by Mike Brown, Managing Director, etfSA.co.za Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous investor, made the following observation in his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in February this year. In his instruction to the Trustee of the Warren Buffett estate, he has the following advice: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term Government bonds and...