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Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF launches on NYSE

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Wed, 01/04/2015 - 13:00

Sprott Asset Management has launched the Sprott Junior Gold Miners Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (SGDJ). The ETF was created in partnership with ALPS Advisors and Zacks Index Services. ...Read more

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Scott Powers to retire from SSGA in 2015

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 10:00

Scott Powers (56), president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, intends to retire later this year after more than seven years leading the firm and three decades in the investment management industry.  »

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LifeSci Capital initiates coverage of Biotech ETFs

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 09:00

Research-driven investment bank LifeSci Capital has initiated coverage of the biotechnology exchange trade fund (ETF) sector.  »

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Two Horizons ETFs to close

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 06:00

Horizons ETFs Management is to terminate the Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Bull Plus ETF and the Horizons BetaPro S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Bear Plus ETF at the close of business on 12 June, 2015. »

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Redwood launches new fixed income solution for Canadian investors

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 16:30

Redwood Asset Management has launched the Redwood Global Total Return Bond Portfolio a multiple strategy, multi-manager mutual fund, leveraging the expertise of global fixed income managers in one simple product for Canadian investors. »

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Hedging the Eurozone might involve hidden hazzards

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:44

Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF Research at S&P Capital IQ has published a note detailing the firm’s belief that the WidomTree Europe Hedged Equity (HEDJ 65 Marketweight) ETF has two main strengths that have made it the most successful asset gathering ETF during the first quarter of 2015. »

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Lombard Odier Investment Managers and ETF Securities launch fundamental fixed income ETFs

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 09:00

Lombard Odier Investment Managers and ETF Securities have partnered to offer a range of transparent, cost-effective and UCITS-compliant fundamentally-weighted fixed income ETFs.  »

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First Trust reschedules investment objective changes for seven AlphaDEX ETFs

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 16:00

First Trust Advisors is rescheduling previously announced investment objective changes for seven AlphaDex exchange traded funds (ETFs). »

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Société Generale joins short and leveraged ETP market

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:06

March saw Société Generale (Soc Gen) enter the short and leveraged ETP market with a new product designed to fit current investor sentiment, giving a moderate degree of leverage which doesn’t risk more than the investor’s initial capital. »

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Smarten Up Institute launches leveraged ETF course

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:00

The Smarten Up Institute (SUI), an independent provider of quality financial education, has launched Canada’s first complete course on investing in leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs). »

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etffexpress Awards 2015 - The Winners

etffexpress Awards 2015 - The Winners

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:58

The etfexpress Awards 2015 for excellence among managers and service providers of exchange traded funds/products celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another year of significant growth in assets for the sector, with assets under management in ETFs/ETPs nearing the USD500bn mark.... »

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This Special Report unveils the ways in which State Street Global Markets' Fund Connect ETF platform is bringing new levels of efficiency to the the ETF marketplace, and includes expert comment from the perspective of an AP.... »

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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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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Eight international FX Committees agree harmonised code of conduct

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Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:30

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City Noble calls on a ban for DB to DC transfers

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Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:23

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Dollar strength tips Fed towards later rate rise

Keith Wade, Schroders

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:51

Keith Wade, Chief Economist and Strategist...»

UCITS V fine tunes investor protection

Rolf Bachner, Managing Director, EMEA Funds Product Manager, BNY Mellon

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:37

Rolf Bachner (pictured), Managing Director,...»

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