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Three new UBS smart beta ETFs launched on Xetra

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:11

Three new smart beta ETFs issued by UBS Global Asset Management has launched three new smart beta exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt. »

ETF Securities expands short and leveraged ETP range

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 09:42

ETP provider, ETF Securities Group, has announced the listing of 18 new three times short and leveraged commodity ETPs  and six new five times short and leveraged currency ETPs on the LSE.  »

Beverly Chandler

Strategic beta grows in the US on back of ETFs

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 17:03

The fourth quarter report from analytics firm Cerulli Associates finds that the growth of strategic beta across institutional channels in the US is due in large part to the availability of these strategies through ETFs.  »

Beverly Chandler

New study highlights the added value of active allocation to smart beta indices

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 12:27

The EDHEC-Risk Institute has published a new study entitled ‘Active Allocation to Smart Factor Indices’, drawn from the eponymous Rothschild & Cie research chair. »

Beverly Chandler

The rise of smart beta challenges traditional asset management

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:01

In its latest comment on sectors, Moody’s Investors Service, reports on the rising phenomenon of smart beta and predicts it could lead the way to challenging traditional asset managers.   »

Beverly Chandler

EDHEC-Risk Institute raises concerns on smart beta

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 09:54

EDHEC-Risk Institute has conducted a study, produced as part of the Société Générale Prime Services (Newedge) research chair on “Advanced Modelling for Alternative Investments”.   »

Beverly Chandler

Concerns remain on transparency of smart beta ETFs

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 17:18

A survey of investment professionals conducted as part of the Amundi ETF & Indexing research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “ETF and Passive Investment Strategies,” has solicited the views of European ETF investors on “smart beta” ETFs. »

Beverly Chandler

Lyxor and J.P.Morgan team up to launch a range of risk factor ETFs

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:21

Next month will see the launch of a new range of risk factor ETFs from a new joint venture between Lyxor ETF, the second largest issuer of ETFs in Europe in terms of inflows year to date, with almost EUR50 billion in assets under management, and J.P. Morgan.  »

Beverly Chandler

Smart beta wins out over active managers with institutional investors

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:02

FTSE Russell’s 2015 Smart Beta survey, published earlier this year, showed that the take up of smart beta by institutions in Europe, particularly larger institutions, is exceeding that of the US. »

Beverly Chandler

Institutions using strategic beta ETFs to replace active strategies

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 09:49

Research from analytics firm Cerulli Associates finds that institutions are using strategic beta ETFs to replace active strategies. "Many institutional firms that were unhappy with the results from their active managers began seeking alternative approaches to risk-adjusted returns as part of the fallout from the financial crisis," explains Jennifer Muzerall, senior analyst at Cerulli. "A number of institutional players started investing in strategic beta ETFs as part of this shift." »



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