Rise of smart beta ETFs is credit positive for businesses, says Moody’s

The rise of smart beta products in the exchange-traded funds industry is a credit positive for asset managers with smart-beta focused ETF businesses, according to a report by Moody's. »

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Emerging Global Advisors launches EGShares Blue Chip ETF

Emerging Global Advisors (EGA) has launched the EGShares Blue Chip ETF (BCHP), an exchange-traded fund providing exposure to 30 developed market (DM) companies with measurable, meaningful and growing revenue in their emerging market (EM) operations. »

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Koris International launches transparency campaign on ETFs’ risks and performance

Koris International has launched a transparency campaign on exchange-traded funds’ risks and performance. »


WisdomTree extends global reach in Latin America

La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), the Mexican pension funds investment regulator, has approved six WisdomTree exchange-traded funds for sale to Mexican Pension Funds (AFORES). »

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BlackRock Canada launches iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF

BlackRock Canada has launched the iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index exchange-traded fund (ETF), which seeks to track the MSCI Europe IMI (Investable Market Index). »


Invesco PowerShares to launch first Variable Rate Preferred ETF

Invesco PowerShares is to launch the PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio (VRP) on 1 May on the NYSE Arca, providing investors access to a portfolio of variable-rate preferred securities. »

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BMO Asset Management cuts management fees on ETFs

BMO Asset Management is reducing the maximum annual management fee on certain of its exchange-traded funds. »

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Q1 performance of Treasuries unlikely to be repeated, says Market Vectors’ Rodilosso

US Treasury debt was something of a surprise performance winner in the first quarter of 2014, beating US equities, but investors shouldn’t count on that performance being repeated, according to Fran Rodilosso, fixed income portfolio manager for Market Vectors ETFs. »

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NASDAQ OMX expands London presence

The NASDAQ OMX Group has expanded its London business to new, larger premises. »


Harvey Hirsch to retire as head of marketing for Van Eck Global

Harvey Hirsch is to retire from his role as head of marketing for Van Eck Global, provider of the Market Vectors range of exchange-traded funds, effective later this year. »

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