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Schwab Retirement Plan Services launches 401(k) programme based on ETFs

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 06:10

Schwab Retirement Plan Services has become the first major firm to launch a full-service 401(k) programme based on low-cost exchange-traded funds. »

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Three WisdomTree ETFs approved for sale to Chilean pension funds

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 10:02

The Comisión Clasificadora de Riesgo (CCR), the Chilean pension funds investment regulator, has approved three additional WisdomTree ETFs for sale to Chilean pension funds. »

Retirement

BrightScope reveals top 20 ETFs held in America's 401k plans

Wed, 25/09/2013 - 10:02

BrightScope, a provider of independent financial information and investment research, has published the top 20 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) distribution list for the 401k and defined contribution industry. »

ETFs

Nearly half of European pension funds to increase allocation to ETFs over next five years

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 14:01

Some 47 per cent of pension professionals across Europe intend to increase their exposure to exchange-traded funds over the next five years, according to a survey carried out by State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). »

Competition

ETFs neck and neck with pension index-tracking funds on cost

Tue, 04/12/2012 - 06:23

Exchange-traded funds are now a compelling proposition for long-term investors in the UK such as pension fund trustees, being just as cost effective as traditional index-tracking funds while offering better liquidity and a higher degree of transparency. »

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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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State Street Global Markets – Fund Connect

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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