In the Margins

MarketWatch's Jaffe to smart-beta funds: 'Put up or shut up'

February 11, 2016

By MarketWatch

MarketWatch columnist Chuck Jaffe has offered up an ultimatum to "trendy" mutual funds and exchange-traded funds: Put up or shut up. "'Alt funds' and smart-beta issues have been all the rage for a few years in the financial world, but no one wakes up one morning and says 'I want to buy something complicated and hard to explain'," Jaffe writes in his latest piece. "Instead, these products are sold and the advisers pushing them—and fund companies making them—have built the sales pitch on what the funds are supposed to do, particularly when the market gets hairy." Read the original column from MarketWatch.

 

 

Most Read

10 Things
10 Things...to read in summer 2024

It's the Summer Solstice, and that means that for most of us the sun is shining, temperatures are heating up, and longer days allow for pursuits ...

Top of the Agenda - Compensation
Fund board pay increases in 2023, MPI survey says

Independent mutual fund directors saw an increase in compensation in 2023, on average, although actual compensation levels and percentage adjustments in compensation continue to vary widely ...