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Canadian ETF assets reached new record high in January

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 14:02

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada reached a new record high of USD89 billion at the end January 2017 surpassing the prior record of USD84 billion set at the end of December 2016 according to ETF data provider, ETFGI.   »

FlexShares identifies three key trends driving ETF growth

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:26

Rapid growth in exchange traded fund (ETF) assets last year was bolstered by regulatory change, keen interest from institutional investors and the increasing use of ETFs within multi-asset class strategies, according to FlexShares’ Shundrawn Thomas. »

WealthBar is first robo-adviser in Canadian ETF Association

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:24

Online portfolio management platform WealthBar has joined the Canadian ETF Association (CETFA), marking the first time a robo-adviser has joined the organisation. »

Question marks

What differentiates asset managers today in the eyes of investors?

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 09:18

That’s one of the topics up for discussion at the Shaping Smarter Performance breakfast-briefing panel discussion on 9 March at The Reform Club, London, hosted by FIS and GFM (Hedgeweek, PrivateEquityWire & InstitutionalAssetManager). »

Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ hedge fund indices continue positive trend in January

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 08:42

Five of the six IndexIQ Hedge Indices were positive in January, with the IQ Hedge Event Drive Index up 1.7 per cent and the IQ Hedge Long/Short Index up 1.17 per cent.   »

Gold offers hedge against US market uncertainty says VanEck

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:50

Joe Foster, portfolio manager and gold strategist at VanEck writes that as the risks of a Trump presidency have been coming into clearer focus, markets are starting to reflect reality following the irrational euphoria after the November election. »

WisdomTree’s short and leveraged products show sharp reversal in US equity trading

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:35

January trading figures from WisdomTree’s Boost range of short and leveraged products reveal a sharp reversal from the end of 2016 as investors piled into leveraged long US equities at the expense of short positions. »

Assets in ETFs and ETPs reach new record high in the US in January

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 13:18

ETFs and ETPs listed in the US reached a new record high of USD2.641 trillion at the end of January, narrowly beating the prior record of USD2.640 trillion set at the end of December 2016, according to data providers ETFGI. »

Eldon Sprickerhoff, eSentire

Is your organisation at risk of a cyber breach?

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 10:37

That’s one of the key questions a panel of industry experts will be addressing at the GFM Cybersecurity Event in London in March. »

Lincoln Financial Group launches ETF-only variable annuity

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:10

Lincoln Financial Group has launched the Lincoln Core Income, built with iShares, the industry’s first ETF-only variable annuity designed to help fee-based advisers address their clients’ retirement income challenges. »

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