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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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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

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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euros

Watch out for a bounce in the euro

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 12:05

Following recent dips in the Euro, Jeff Keen, fund manager at Waverton Investment Management, offers his view on why it will rebound… ... »

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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... »

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oil

Reasons to be bearish on oil

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:26

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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