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Best wishes for 2015 from the Global Fund Media team

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 06:30

The Global Fund Media newsletter team is taking its customary year-end break, and will resume business as usual on Monday 5 January. »

Oil rig

Changes to Barclays OFI SteelPath Midstream MLP Index

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:05

Barclays Bank and OFI Global Asset Management have made changes to the constituents of the Barclays OFI SteelPath Midstream MLP Index. »

Two fingers

PowerShares Canada adds two ETFs to smart beta line

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 06:03

PowerShares Canada has listed two new smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). »

Dollars

Global X SuperDividend ETF passes US1bn in AUM

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 16:01

The Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV) has passed USD1bn in assets under management (AUM), just over three years after its launch in June 2011. »

Birthday cake

Ossiam celebrates three-year ETF anniversary and USD2bn AUM milestone

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:04

Ossiam, the smart beta investment manager affiliated with Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), is celebrating the third anniversary of its smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs). »

Gold stars

AdvisorShares’ Madrona ETFs earn four-star Morningstar ratings

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:01

AdvisorShares, a sponsor of 25 actively-managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has been awarded a four-star rating by Morningstar for two of its ETFs for both their three-year and overall risk-adjusted performances. »

Germany flag

Boost ETP launches 3x short and 3x leverage ETPs in Germany

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 06:00

Short and leverage (S&L) exchange-traded product (ETP) specialist Boost ETP has listed four S&L ETPs on Deutche Boerse’s Xetra for the first time. »

ETFs

First Asset US & Canada LifeCo Income Fund to convert to ETF

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:05

The First Asset US & Canada LifeCo Income Fund's automatic conversion feature has been triggered and, as a result, the fund's manager has initiated the process to convert the fund into an exchange-traded fund (ETF). »

Exchange-traded note

Barclays launches Inverse US Treasury Composite ETNs

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:10

Barclays Bank has launched the Barclays Inverse US Treasury Composite Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol TAPR. »

Gold bars

Sprott Gold Miners ETF launches on NYSE

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:01

Sprott Asset Management has launched the Sprott Gold Miners Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange. »

Index

Global X Funds changes index and names of two ETFs

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:04

New York-based exchange-traded fund provider Global X Funds is changing the indices and names of two of its ETFs. »

Currency cogs

ETF Securities launches five currency ETNs on Xetra

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 06:02

Five exchange-traded notes on currency baskets from the ETF Securities product offering have begun trading on Xetra. »

ETFs

Calamos-focused growth ETF lists on Nasdaq OMX

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:07

Calamos Investments has listed the Calamos Focused Growth ETF (CFGE) on The Nasdaq Stock Market. »

India flag

India's budget shows positive signs

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 18:20

Following the announcment of the first budget under India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Craig Botham, Emerging Market Economist for Schroders, comments on its implications for India's economy and markets… »

Fran Rodilosso

Fed notes show ongoing struggle to find ‘exit strategy’ from monetary easing, says Rodilosso

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 12:04

The most recent notes released following the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) show members continuing to struggle to find an “elegant exit” from a period of extraordinary monetary easing, says Fran Rodilosso, fixed income portfolio manager for Market Vectors ETFs. »

Dollars

Fidelity Investments’ passive sector ETFs surpass USD1bn in assets

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:07

Fidelity Investments’ 10 passively managed sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have surpassed USD1 billion in managed assets since trading began eight months ago. »

Gold bars

GoldSilver.org issues warning over ETF, gold and silver price discrepancies

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 06:01

Texas-based precious metals dealer GoldSilver.org has issued an advisory to clients regarding variables in performance among different gold and silver investments including exchange-traded funds (ETFs). »

UK flag

BoE no-change decision is no surprise

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:50

Ben Brettel, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdon, comments on The Bank of England’s decision to hold the base rate at 0.5% for the 65th month in a row… »

Female sign

Barclays launches Women in Leadership index and ETNs

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:00

Barclays Bank has launched the Barclays Women in Leadership Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) on the NYSE Arca Exchange under the ticker symbol WIL. »

Fund administration

Blackstone and Legg Mason choose State Street to service liquid alternative funds

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:36

State Street Corporation has been selected by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) and Legg Mason for liquid alternatives fund servicing. »

Three fingers

Invesco PowerShares makes changes to three municipal bond ETFs

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 12:00

Exchange-traded funds provider Invesco PowerShares Capital Management has changed the name, underlying index and investment objectives of its three PowerShares Municipal Bond ETFs. »

US flag

US ETF/ETP assets hit record high of USD24.6bn

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:05

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in the US gathered USD24.6bn in net new assets in June, pushing the industry to a new record high of USD1.86tn, according to data from ETFGI. »

Thumbs up

Covestor launches ETF portfolios with no management fees

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 06:01

Covestor, an online investment management company, has launched the exchange traded fund-based Covestor Core Portfolios, in response to increasing demand for low-cost, passively managed investment products. »

Five fingers

Vanguard launches five ETFs on TSX

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 12:02

Vanguard Investments Canada has launched five Canada-domiciled exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). »

Australia

Australian ETF funds under management reach new high of AUD11.6bn

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:11

Funds under management of Australian exchange-traded funds increased by AUD1.7 billion (17 per cent) to reach a new record high of AUD11.6 billion in the first half of 2014, according to BetaShares. »

EU flag

European ETFs and ETPs reach record USD470 billion in assets, says ETFGI

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:01

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Europe gathered USD5.76bn in net new assets in June and USD32.1bn year-to-date, which outpaces the previous high of USD20.5bn at this point in 2011, according to data released by ETFGI. »

Clock

Launch date announced for AdvisorShares Sunrise Global Multi-Strategy ETF

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 11:39

AdvisorShares, a sponsor of 24 actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), is to launch the AdvisorShares Sunrise Multi-Strategy ETF (MULT) on 9 July 2014. »

Mutual funds

Mutual funds are top choice for accessing alt strategies, says survey

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:03

Mutual funds continue to grow as the vehicle of choice for accessing alternative strategies, according to the eighth annual alternative investment survey by Morningstar and Barron’s. »

Index

Efficient Minimum Volatility strategy best performing ERI Scientific Beta index in June

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:07

The Efficient Minimum Volatility strategy was the best performing strategy for the developed equity universe in June, both in absolute (8.54 per cent) and relative terms (2.20 per cent), according to ERI Scientific Beta. »

Dollars

Global ETFs and ETPs reach new high of USD2.64 trillion in assets

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:19

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed globally gathered USD34.8bn in net new assets in June and USD126.6bn year-to-date, which outpaces the previous high of USD106.4bn at this point set in 2012, according to data released by ETFGI. »

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Wealth Adviser Awards 2015

Wealth Adviser Awards 2015

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 13:50

The Wealth Adviser Awards 2015 were determined by the votes of Wealth Adviser's readers, who include wealth managers, IFAs, fund managers, family offices, law firms, accounting firms and other industry professionals. This Special Report includes the full list of winners plus links to video footage of the Awards... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

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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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