Pimco is taking its fight with soon-to-be-owned by Black Rock iShares
to the mattresses in a new research report. Friday's WSJ Fund Track
column picks up on the report, which argues that funds investing in TIPS using an indexed-based strategy are leaving potential returns on the table.
Interestingly, Vanguard is the only fund shop to offer an actively-managed TIPS fund. Pimco itself is prepping indexed TIP ETFs for the market. That the firm is so far seemingly failing to follow its own advice to investors is most overlooked by the paper.
Meanwhile, the paper does point out that Barclay's iShares TIPS ETF has raked in $5.6 billion from investors so far this year.
Sean Hanna, Editor in Chief
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