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First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF approves investment management fee waiver and reverse share split

First Trust Advisors has approved an additional waiver of the First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF’s management fees (0.10 per cent of the fund’s average daily net assets) for a period of one year from 29 October 2014. »


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BetaShares UMAX fund awarded ‘Recommended’ rating by Lonsec

Exchange-traded fund provider BetaShares has been awarded a ‘Recommended’ rating from Lonsec for its most recently launched fund, the BetaShares S&P 500 Yield Maximiser Fund (managed fund) (UMAX). »


ETFs

USBFS launches 10 actively-managed ETFs with WBI Investments

US Bancorp Fund Services (USBFS) has teamed up with WBI Investments to launch the WBI Shares, a suite of 10 actively-managed exchange traded funds (ETFs). »


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KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF transitions to the MSCI China A International Index

The KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF (KBA), the only US listed MSCI-benchmarked ETF providing exposure to the mainland Chinese markets, has transitioned to the new MSCI China A International Index. »


Announcement

ETF specialist Niemann hires communication services veteran O'Connor

Niemann Capital Management, a third-party ETF investment strategist, is boosting its free communication package and services for financial advisors by hiring 25-year industry veteran Patrick J O'Connor. »


London Stock Exchange

LSE welcomes WisdomTree smart beta ETFs

London Stock Exchange (LSE) has welcomed exchange-traded fund provider WisdomTree to open trading on its markets with the listing of its new range of fundamentally weighted ETFs. »


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US Bancorp Fund Services ETF series trust exceeds USD1bn in assets

US Bancorp Fund Services’ (USBFS) Exchanged Traded Funds Series Solution (ESS) multiple series trust (MST) has exceeded USD1 billion in assets. »


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Schwab to launch Schwab Intelligent Portfolios

The Charles Schwab Corporation has released additional details about the company’s new automated investment advisory service, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. »


Index

EDHEC-Risk Institute extends availability of free index data to smart factor indices

The smart factor indices provided by ERI Scientific Beta, EDHEC-Risk Institute’s smart beta index provider offshoot, will be subject to the same free access as ERI Scientific Beta’s existing smart beta indices. »


London Stock Exchange

ROBO-STOX opens London Stock Exchange trading

The London Stock Exchange has welcomed the first global robotics and automation change traded fund (ETF) to its markets. »


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