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VanEck attracts overseas investors to municipal bond ETF of ETFs

VanEck attracts overseas investors to municipal bond ETF of ETFs

ETF provider VanEck has added to its suite of Guided Allocation funds with the launch of the VanEck Vectors Municipal Allocation ETF (MAAX), an ETF of ETFs designed around a proprietary model that uses momentum, along with both duration and credit risk indicators, to tactically allocate among selected VanEck Vectors Municipal Bond ETFs.

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Advisers lack confidence in using smart beta strategies, says Columbia Threadneedle survey

Advisers lack confidence in using smart beta strategies, says Columbia Threadneedle survey

The latest strategic beta or smart beta report from Columbia Threadneedle Investments in the US reveals that a survey of 299 advisors conducted in April 2019 found that nearly all advisors (98 per cent) have some level of familiarity with strategic beta investing, but just one-third (36 per cent) feel confident implementing it in client portfolios.