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The ETF store launches iPortfolios

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 13:00

The ETF Store has launched a new online investment service offering, iPortfolios, providing investors with The ETF Store’s exchange-traded fund portfolios through a fully-automated online investment platform. »

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Social media tips for investment managers

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:05

The rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter has been unprecedented over the last couple of years. LinkedIn now has some 313 million users and in Q2 2014 its revenues rose by 47 per cent to USD534m reported the Wall Street Journal on 31 July 2014. »

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Koris International launches first European ETF analysis platform

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:02

Koris International has launched TrackInsight, the first platform providing analyses on the replication quality of European exchange-traded funds for institutional investors. »

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Bloomberg Tradebook first to aggregate buy-side ETF liquidity

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 06:02

Bloomberg Tradebook has launched the first electronic Request for Quote (RFQ) service for ETFs, enabling traders to anonymously access liquidity from US and European buy-side  liquidity providers. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Data management and reporting solutions are key to achieving operational efficiency

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:32

It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.  »

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Horizons ETFs launches ETF Model Portfolio Builder for advisors

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:00

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) has launched the Model Portfolio Builder, a customised exchange-traded fund portfolio development solution for Canadian investment advisors that focuses on keeping client risk constant. »

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SSN goes live on FolioDynamix wealth management technology platform

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 12:20

Securities Service Network (SSN) has deployed the FolioDynamix wealth management technology platform for its rep-directed investment programmes. »

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Thomson Reuters selects MyVest to power managed accounts solution for wealth managers

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 16:00

Thomson Reuters is adopting MyVest Corporation’s Strategic Portfolio System (SPS) to automate the end-to-end delivery of managed accounts for Thomson Reuters’ wealth management customers. »

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Alamo Capital launches ETF, equities, stocks and options online trading website

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 12:00

Alamo Capital has launched a website for its online investment trading division, ACAP Trading. »

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Rise of big data to put UK financial services firms in regulatory firing line

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:00

The exponential growth of Big Data will trigger a sharp rise in UK financial services firms being investigated, and potentially fined, by regulators, according to Data-as-a-Service provider Anomaly42. »

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iShares fixed income ETF info and electronic basket trading technology launched

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 11:43

MarketAxess Holdings and BlackRock have launched iShares fixed income exchange-traded fund (ETF) information and basket trading technology on MarketAxess. »

ETFs

Miracle Mile Advisors partners with TD Ameritrade in ETF-based 401k programme

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 14:22

Miracle Mile Advisors has partnered with TD Ameritrade to launch a 401k platform delivering customised investment options using a universe of low-cost ETFs. »

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ETF Securities launches ETP Portfolio Builder for retail investors

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 12:16

ETF Securities (UK) has launched a portfolio simulator aimed at retail investors looking to build exchange-traded product portfolios. »

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Market Vectors Index Solutions re-launches website

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 14:09

Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) has re-launched its website, offering a new user interface, extended features and a broader range of index and economic data. »

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AnalytixInsight showcases CapitalCube ETF service at Finovate Europe

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 06:04

Big data and analytics company AnalytixInsight showcased its ETF service, which is available via its online portal CapitalCube, at the recent Finovate Europe 2014 event. »

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Markit launches global ETF platform

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 06:03

Financial information services company Markit has integrated its suite of exchange-traded fund products into a new web application to assist in navigating the increasingly complex ETF universe. »

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Orion Advisor Services delivers portfolio accounting solutions to Gradient Investments

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 06:00

Orion Advisor Services has delivered a suite of integrated portfolio accounting solutions to Gradient Investments, an independent SEC registered investment adviser serving independent RIAs throughout the US. »

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Chaikin Analytics launches Desktop workstation and ETF analytics

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 14:25

Chaikin Analytics, a provider of stock research and analytics to asset managers and wealth advisors, has launched its Desktop workstation and has added 1,500 ETFs to the workstation's charting capabilities. »

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MTS launches RFQ trading for ETFs

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 06:01

European fixed income trading venue MTS is to launch Request-for-Quote (RFQ) trading for ETFs via its multi-dealer-to-client MTS BondVision platform. »

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Invesco launches web-based Portfolio Illustrator

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:07

Invesco Distributors has launched the Invesco Portfolio Illustrator, a web-based tool allowing financial advisors to build a proposal of Invesco mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as the universe of both products in a single report. »

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ETF Issuer Solutions launches distribution platform for alpha managers

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 06:01

ETF Issuer Solutions (ETFis) has launched an exchange-traded fund services platform.  »

ETFs

Managed account use to grow three times faster for ETFs than mutual funds

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 11:55

All types of managed money solutions used by fee-based advisors are expected to grow over the next two years, but the use of exchange-traded fund-managed accounts will far outpace adoption of other solutions. »

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Capital One ShareBuilder gives customers access to Morningstar mutual fund and ETF research

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 16:15

Capital One ShareBuilder now offers direct access to Morningstar mutual fund and exchange-traded fund research and analyst reports, as well as Morningstar's proprietary Analyst Ratings for mutual funds. »

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DeltaOne Solutions and Tbricks form alliance

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 16:00

DeltaOne Solutions, an index and ETF data and technology provider, and Tbricks, a provider of automated trading systems, have formed a strategic alliance. »

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CIBC Investor's Edge launches new ETF Centre

Fri, 11/10/2013 - 16:01

CIBC Investor's Edge has enhanced its online trading platform for self-directed clients with a new ETF Centre and added tools and research from Morningstar and Thomson Reuters. »

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Tradeweb launches electronic hedging tool for European ETFs

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 06:00

Tradeweb Markets has launched a tool that makes it easier and faster to source, price and trade the basket of underlying bonds needed to create or redeem shares in fixed income exchange-traded funds. »

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BNY Mellon launches mobile app for creation of ETF shares

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:02

BNY Mellon has launched a mobile application that enables shares of exchange-traded funds to be created and redeemed on an iPad. »

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Markit launches ETP Analytics

Wed, 05/06/2013 - 06:00

Markit has launched Markit ETP Analytics, an independent analytics solution for the global exchange-traded products market. Markit ETP Analytics is built on the foundation of Markit’s encyclopaedia and composition data, which spans over 5,100 unique ETPs. »

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FactSet adds iShares fixed income ETFs to platform

Fri, 01/03/2013 - 12:05

FactSet, a provider of financial data and analytical software for investment professionals, has integrated BlackRock’s iShares Fixed Income Exchange Traded Funds on the FactSet platform. »

Tom Gavin, chief executive officer of ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software

ConvergEx Group's Eze Castle Software achieves record growth in 2012

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:37

ConvergEx Group’s order management system, the Eze OMS, has achieved a third consecutive year of record-setting growth. »

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Special report
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.... »

Special report
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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oil

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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