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Imagine Software partners with XTF to deliver advanced ETF data and analytics

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 09:00

Imagine Software has partnered with XTF Inc to provide clients with advanced data for exchange traded funds and the ability to conduct integrated analytics on portfolio positions and derivatives. »

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BlackRock adds two long-dated sovereign bond ETFs to fixed income range

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:00

BlackRock has expanded its range of over 80 fixed income ETFs with two funds that purchase long-dated sovereign bonds with maturities of 15 years or more.  »

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AdvisorShares to close two of its four currency hedged gold ETFs

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:00

AdvisorShares is consolidating its 40 Act Currency Hedged Gold ETF suite by closing two of the four exchange traded funds in the range. »

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PowerShares Canada to terminate two ETFs

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 12:00

PowerShares Canada is to terminatePowerShares S&P/TSX Composite High Beta Index ETF (THB) and PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta (CAD Hedged) Index ETF (UHB) on or about 6 April, 2015. »


First Asset Pipes & Power Income Fund completes ETF conversion

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 06:00

First Asset Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF (the "First Asset ETF") (TSX: FAI) announces that it has completed the conversion from a closed-end fund  »

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First Asset Pipes & Power Income Fund confirms ETF conversion details

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 15:30

The First Asset Pipes & Power Income Fund has filed a final prospectus dated 12 January, 2015 with the securities regulatory authorities of all of the provinces and territories of Canada for conversion to  an exchange-traded fund (ETF). »


Horizons ETFs sets unit consolidation ratio for DLR/DLR.U

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 12:30

Horizons ETFs Management has set the ratio for the previously announced consolidation of the Horizons US Dollar Currency ETF (DLR, DLR.U) which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. »


etfexpress Global Awards 2015 – Voting now closed

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 08:23

Voting for the 6th edition of the etfexpress Global Awards has now closed. The awards will be presented at a lunch ceremony in London, and the winners will be announced in due course. »

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Morgan Stanley to redeem S&P 500 Crude Oil ETNs

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 14:30

Morgan Stanley is to redeem all of its outstanding S&P 500 Crude Oil Linked ETNs due 2031 with a CUSIP of 61760E390 (NYSE Arca:BARL).  »

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BlackRock confirms expiry of equity forward agreement for US bond ETF

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 09:00

BlackRock has confirmed the previously announced expiry of the legacy equity forward agreement (of the iShares Advantaged US High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (CHB). »

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Horizons ETFs announces HOU unit consolidation

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 09:00

Horizons ETFs Management is to consolidate the units of the Horizons BetaPro NYMEX Crude Oil Bull Plus ETF (HOU) by a ration of 1:4. »

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Vanguard to launch first municipal bond index fund and ETF

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00

Vanguard has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to offer a national municipal bond index fund with an exchange-traded fund (ETF) share class.  »


Horizons ETFs announces DLR/DLR.U unit consolidation

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 06:00

Horizons ETFs Management is to consolidate the units of the Horizons US Dollar Currency ETF, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the tickers DLR (CAD) and DLR.U (USD). »

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Two iShares ETFs participate in NYSE ARCA ETP Incentive Program

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 09:30

The iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (HYGH) and the iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF (DVYA) are now participating in the NYSE Arca ETP Program. »

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NCAM’s CFD and CTF funds plan ETF conversion

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 18:00

Nuveen Commodities Asset Management has approved a plan to convert the Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund (CFD) and the Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (CTF) to open-end exchange-traded funds (ETFs).  »

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STOXX licenses Banks Daily Short 3 and Daily Leverage 3 indices to Boost

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 10:45

STOXX has licensed the EURO STOXX Banks Daily Short 3 and Daily Leverage 3 indices to Boost to serve as the basis for exchange-traded products (ETPs) available on Borsa Italiana. »

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Euronext licenses AEX and CAC 40 to Goldman Sachs

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:00

Euronext has licensed several Euronext indices, including the successful AEX and CAC 40, to Goldman Sachs for the creation of structured products. »


Barclays to transfer primary listing for Ten iPath ETNs

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:00

Barclays Bank is to transfer the primary listing venue for 10 iPath Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) from NYSE Arca to the NASDAQ Stock Market. »


Vanguard sees strong interest in ETF offering

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:30

Vanguard is continuing to see strong adoption of its exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, and elsewhere around the world. »

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SSgA launches First Low Carbon ETF

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:00

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (symbol:LOWC) began trading on the NYSE Arca on 26 November, 2014.  »


Direxion to close 3x leveraged inverse gold ETF

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:00

The Direxion Shares ETF Trust II is to liquidate and close the Direxion Daily Gold Bear 3X Shares (BARS) exchange-traded fund based on the recommendation of the fund’s sponsor Direxion Asset Management. »


Van Eck to close five Market Vectors ETFs

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 14:00

Van Eck Global is planning to close and liquidate five Market Vectors ETFs. The Board of Trustees of Market Vectors ETF Trust has approved the liquidation and dissolution of the funds. »


First Trust cross-lists five additional ETFs in Mexico

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:00

First Trust Advisors has cross-listed five additional exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).  »

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Lonsec upgrades Market Vectors Australian Property ETF to Recommended Index

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 15:00

Lonsec has upgraded the Market Vectors Australian Property exchange traded fund (ETF) to “Recommended Index” status. »

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Amundi ETF launches the cheapest JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF in Europe

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 09:00

Amundi ETF is adding to its Japanese equity range by offering an ETF, listed on Euronext Paris, which tracks the JPX-Nikkei 400 Total Net Return Index. »

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BATS and BX partner to increase competition in Swiss equities market

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:18

BATS Chi-X Europe and BX Swiss have entered into a partnership agreement designed to bring greater competition and enhanced market efficiencies to the Swiss equities market. »

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Schroders backs ETF specialist Nutmeg

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 06:08

London-listed asset manager Schroders has joined a group of high profile investors to acquire a USD32 million stake in online exchange-traded fund (ETF) specialist Nutmeg. »

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Warburg Pincus investment drives 20 per cent asset growth at Source

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 06:02

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has acquired a majority stake in exchange-traded product (ETP) provider Source. »

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Merger arbitrage ETFs attracting new assets, says Markit

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:06

The recent flurry of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has seen a resurgence of deal arbitrage, with merger arbitrage ETFs attracting new assets despite the strategy not performing last year, according to research by Markit. »

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WisdomTree acquires Boost ETP

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 19:09

Exchange-traded fund sponsor and asset manager WisdomTree Investments has expanded its European footprint with the acquisition of Boost ETP, a UK-based exchange-traded product (ETP) provider. »

Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »


Voting for the 6th edition of the etfexpress Global Awards has now closed. The awards will be presented at a lunch ceremony in London, and the winners will be announced in due course. ... »

Special report
Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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