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BlackRock introduces animated ETF education video series

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 16:24

While there is plenty of information about exchange traded funds (ETFs) currently available, there is still a significant opportunity to help investors and financial advisors better understand ETF mechanics using simple, straightforward language and easy-to-understand content. »

BlackRock’s January ETP report finds heightened volatility brings in the cash

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 15:43

BlackRock’s ETP Landscape report for January 2016 reports that global ETPs gathered USD13.9 billion as investors contemplated heightened market volatility markets and falling global growth forecasts.  »

MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index Fund to close

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:42

The Board of Trustees of Precidian ETFs Trust has decided to liquidate and shutter the MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index Fund, due to the Fund's inability to attract sufficient investment assets.  »

Exchange Traded Concepts to close and liquidate the Janus Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap ETF

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:41

After careful consideration, the Board of Trustees of the Exchange Traded Concepts Trust has determined to close and liquidate the Janus Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap ETF (ERW). »

Gold is back in favour

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:27

Nitesh Shah, Director – Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities, has commented on the recent gold rush. “Gold has been one of the best performing assets this year and is up 9.1 per cent year-to-date, compared to S&P 500 (-6.3 per cent) and Bloomberg Commodity Index (-3.2 per cent),” Shah says.  »

ETFGI reports global ETF inflows of USD13.1bn in January 2016

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 15:27

Latest figures from ETFGI find that, despite difficult market conditions, the global ETF/ETP industry gathered net inflows of USD13.1 billion in net new assets (NNA) in January 2016.  »

Lipper’s ETF figures show European ETFs up EUR80.4 bn

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 11:09

The latest European ETF Market Review from Thomson Reuters Lipper shows that assets under management in the European exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry increased from EUR368.9 billion to EUR449.3 billion over the course of 2015.  »

Short & Leveraged ETPs see boost in assets under management

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 08:01

WisdomTree Europe’s BOOST, provider of specialist Short and Leverage (S&L) Exchange Traded Products, reports that AUM of S&L ETPS at the end of December was up 14 per cent in 2015, with inflows of USD68 billion. »

WisdomTree sees income of USD18bn in 2015

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 16:08

Exchange traded fund (ETF) sponsor WisdomTree Investments has reported net income of USD20.5 million or USD0.15 diluted EPS in Q4. This compares to USD9.6 million in the fourth quarter of the previous year and USD23.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.  »

First Trust’s FHY and FSD ETFs to merge on 8 February

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:28

The previously announced merger of First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (FHY) into First Trust Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (CAD-Hedged) ((FSD) is excepted to become effective as of 8 February, 2015. »

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