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SSgA enhances Advanced Beta SPDR ETF offering

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Fri, 17/04/2015 - 15:00

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has launched the SPDR MSCI Quality Mix USA ETF on the NYSE Arca providing broad US equity exposure in a portfolio weighted toward attributes that have historically delivered an attractive long-term risk-return profile.  ...Read more

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QVAL ETF earns 11.41% return since-inception

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 13:00

QVAL, the systematic, transparent, active value investing ETF, posted a 6.08% Net Asset Value return YTD (as of 31 March, 2015), and a 11.41% Net Asset Value return since-inception (October 22, 2014). »

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WisdomTree Names David Yates as Chief Information Officer

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:00

Exchange traded fund and product provider WisdomTree Investments has appointed David Yates to the newly-created role of Chief Information Officer (CIO).  »

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Direxion Investments launches first 2x leveraged China A-Shares ETF

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

Direxion Investments has launched the first 2x leveraged exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to China A-shares – the Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bull 2x Shares. »

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International equity and currency hedged funds lead the way for mutual funds and ETFs in March

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 19:00

International-equity funds led the way for mutual funds in March with inflows of approximately USD34.7 billion, while currency-hedged exchange traded funds drove the majority of ETF inflows for the month. »

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SciBeta Developed Low Liquidity Diversified Multi-Strategy is top performing ERI Scientific Beta smart beta index in March

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 15:00

The SciBeta Developed Low Liquidity Diversified Multi-Strategy index, with a relative return of 1.10 per cent compared to the broad cap-weighted index, was the top performing ERI Scientific Beta smart beta index in March. »

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Market Vectors Global Junior Gold Miners Index to underlie Van Eck UCITS ETF

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 13:00

Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) has licensed the Market Vectors Global Junior Gold Miners Index (MVGDXJ) to Van Eck Global to underlie the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners UCITS ETF (GDXJ).  »

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Van Eck’s China A-Share ETF surpasses USD100m in AUM

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00

The Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF sponsored by Van Eck Global, has surpassed USD100m in AUM. The fund was introduced in 2010 as the first ETF to offer investors access to the China A-shares market.  »

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NYLIM completes acquisition of IndexIQ

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 08:34

New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) has completed its acquisition of IndexIQ, with the liquid alternative exchange traded fund provider provider now fully integrated into NYLIM's family of investment boutiques.  »

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SSgA launches SPDR multi-asset ETF on Xetra

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 06:00

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has launched a new exchange-listed multi-asset index fund, the SPDR Morningstar Multi-Asset Global Infrastructure UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse's XTF segment. »

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Reasons to be bearish on oil

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 19:26

Despite the sharp falls in the oil price, the unwinding of speculative bullish positions that has reinforced downward pressure since the summer of 2014 is probably not yet over, says Viktor Nossek, Director of Research, WisdomTree Europe…  ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 09:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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