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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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Wealth Adviser Awards 2015

Wealth Adviser Awards 2015

Thu, 21/05/2015 - 13:50

The Wealth Adviser Awards 2015 were determined by the votes of Wealth Adviser's readers, who include wealth managers, IFAs, fund managers, family offices, law firms, accounting firms and other industry professionals. This Special Report includes the full list of winners plus links to video footage of the Awards... »

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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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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