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AdvisorShares to replace TTAM as TTFS sub-advisor

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 09:05

AdvisorShares has announced its intention to replace TrimTabs Asset Management (TTAM), the investment adviser that conceived the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS), and the manager after which the fund was named and branded, thereby changing the ETF strategy. »

Barclays and OFI Global Asset Management to redeem OSMS ETN

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 15:52

Barclays Bank and OFI Global Asset Management are to redeem the Barclays OFI SteelPath Midstream MLP Exchange Traded Note (OSMS). »

WisdomTree Europe highlights main drivers for single commodity volatility

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:16

Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree Europe, has highlighted what he believes to be the main drivers for volatility in single commodities, and how investors can mitigate this with commodity diversification. »

Invesco adopts Aequitas PTF Connect

Invesco adopts Aequitas PTF Connect

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:03

Invesco Canada (Invesco) has signed up for Aequitas Technology Services' fund technology platform, Aequitas PTF Connect. Having successfully completed live testing with all participating service providers, Invesco’s full range of Platform Traded Funds (PTFs) are now available for trading.  »

State Street Global Advisors strengthens Global ETF Business

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:35

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has strengthened its ETF business globally through new roles for several leaders and by unifying distribution and infrastructure accountability under a new Global SPDR business. »

PureFunds makes seventeen additions to PureFunds ISE Big Data ETF

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 16:37

PureFunds has added seventeen companies to the PureFunds ISE Big Data ETF (BIGD), the only exchange-traded fund to provide access to companies offering software and services for data analytics.  »

China Post Global acquires ETF range from UK’s RBS

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 13:04

In the first deal of its kind China Post Global, the international asset management arm of China Post & Capital Fund Management Company Limited (“China Post Fund”), has acquired Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)’s ETFs. It is the first time that a Hong Kong asset manager has acquired a European UCITS ETF umbrella and its investment management team. »

Van Eck Global to adopt single Van Eck brand for all products

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 09:00

Van Eck Global is to unite its businesses and investment offerings under a single brand: “VanEck”. As part of this broad effort, the well-known Market Vectors exchange-traded products will adopt the VanEck name and be known as VanEck Vectors ETFs. »

FTSE Russell signs collaboration agreement with Trendrating

FTSE Russell signs collaboration agreement with Trendrating

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 16:36

Global index provider FTSE Russell has signed a collaboration agreement with momentum investing specialist and analytics firm, Trendrating whereby Trendrating wwith ork with FTSE Russell to develop new momentum indexes. »

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Capita Asset Services moves to automated cash and portfolio reconciliation

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 15:27

Capita Asset Services is working with Irish fintech start-up, Fund Recs, to automate its cash and portfolio reconciliation process. »

Xetra Release 16.0 includes new matching functions

Xetra Release 16.0 includes new matching functions

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 14:55

Deutsche Börse Cash Market: Deutsche Börse has introduced a new advanced version of its Xetra electronic trading system release 16.0, offering customers new matching functions specially designed for larger volume orders. »

MSCI reports carbon footprint of indexes

MSCI reports carbon footprint of indexes

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 09:52

MSCI is to report the carbon footprint of its flagship global indexes for institutional investors looking to understand, measure and manage carbon risk in their portfolios. »

Barclays and Elkhorn Capital Group form strategic partnership

Barclays and Elkhorn Capital Group form strategic partnership

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:23

Barclays has formed a strategic partnership with investment firm Elkhorn Capital Group allowing Elkhorn to offer clients access to additional products based on Barclays’ strategies. »


BioShares Biotechnology ETFs complete semi-annual rebalance and recomposition BBC and BBP

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 09:00

LifeSci Index Partners has completed its semi-annual rebalancing and recomposition for its BioShares Biotechnology exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which trade under the symbols BBC and BBP on Nasdaq.  »


Goldman Sachs discontinues GSC ETN

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 12:00

Effective immediately Goldman Sachs is discontinuing any further issuances of its GS Connect S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity Total Return Strategy Index ETN due 2037 (NYSE Arca:GSC), part of its Medium-Term Notes, Series B.  »


WisdomTree signs up 12 authorised participants

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 13:00

Exchange traded fund (ETF) and exchange traded product (ETP) WisdomTree has signed up 12 Authorised Participants (APs) to support the WisdomTree Europe’s range of UCITS ETFs. »

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F-Squared partners with Soho Asset Management

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 13:45

F-Squared Investments has partnered with SoHo Asset Management (SoHo) to use its Portfolio Replication Technology investment capabilities to create and manage model portfolios for SoHo’s clients in Singapore and the United States under SoHo’s Replicas brand. »

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IFIA welcomes the EC’s Capital Markets Union Green Paper

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 21:00

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA), the trade body representing the largest sector of the financial services industry in Ireland, has responded positively to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Markets Union (CMU). »

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ETC granted Manager of Managers Relief by SEC

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 06:00

Exchange Traded Concepts (ETC), the white-label ETF Advisor behind the ETF-In-A-Box turnkey solution to bring custom ETFs to market, has been granted Manager of Managers Relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  »

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BlackRock selects Thomson Reuters Org ID Managed Service

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:00

BlackRock has selected Thomson Reuters Org ID (Org ID) to complement its existing rigorous counterparty due diligence process.  »


STOXX licenses EURO STOXX 50 Daily Short Index to KIS

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 16:00

STOXX Limited has licensed the EURO STOXX 50 Daily Short Index to Korea Investment & Securities (KIS) to serve as the underlying for an exchange-traded note (ETN). The product has been listed on the KRX Korea Exchange. »

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ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF reduces net expense ratio to 0.30%

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 06:00

ALPS has announced a one-year fee waiver of 0.22% effective 31 March, 2015 for the ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) (NYSE: EQL), a series of ALPS ETF Trust. »

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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. »


Source EURO STOXX 50 ETF to close and liquidate

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 07:00

The Board of Trustees of the Source ETF Trust has decided to close and liquidate the Source EURO STOXX 50 ETF (ESTX), which is managed and marketed by Source Exchange Traded Investments. »

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New distributing share class for Ossiam FTSE 100 ETF

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 06:00

In response to investor demand, Ossiam, the specialist smart beta investment manager and affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), has added a distributing share class to the Ossiam FTSE 100 Minimum Variance fund.  »

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Hartford Funds to launch NextShares ETMFs

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:00

Hartford Funds has entered into a preliminary agreement with Navigate Fund Solutions  to support the launch by Hartford Funds of a family of NextShares exchange-traded managed funds. »


BlackRock Canada announces partial waiver of annual management fees for certain iShares funds

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 10:30

BlackRock Asset Management has agreed to extend a partial waiver of the annual management fee that would otherwise be payable by each of iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index ETF (XMI) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index ETF (XMM).  »


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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