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Largest gold mining ETFs arrive in UCITS form in Europe

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 17:09

Van Eck Global Investments Ltd., the Irish management company of the Market Vectors UCITS ETFs, has launched its first European ETFs, the Market Vectors Gold Miners UCITS ETF (GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners UCITS ETF (GDXJ) which are based on the global gold mining equity market.   »

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PowerShares Canada expands smart beta ETF suite

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 09:00

PowerShares Canada has listed three new smart beta ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). All three ETFs have now closed the initial offerings of units and will be available for trading on TSX when the market opens today. »

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Amundi launches S&P 500 Buyback UCITS ETF on Xetra

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 06:00

Amundi has launched a new exchange-listed equity index fund – the Amundi ETF S&P 500 Buyback UCITS ETFi – on Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment on Xetra. »

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LOIM and ETF Securities list first three fixed income ETFs on LSE

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 06:00

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) and ETF Securities have listed a range of transparent, cost-effective and UCITS-compliant fundamentally-weighted fixed income ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). »

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Horizons ETFs launches fifth edition of Biggest Winner Competition

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 17:00

Horizons ETFs Management and National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) have launched the fifth edition of the Biggest Winner Trading Competition, a simulated exchange traded fund (ETF) investment contest. »

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WisdomTree lists its first unleveraged ETCs on LSE

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 16:00

WisdomTree Europe, best known as a provider of short & leverage (S&L) exchange traded products through the Boost ETP product range, has launched the firm’s first four unleveraged Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). »

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DeAWM to reduce annual all-in fee on China A-shares ETF

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 06:00

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) is to reduce the annual all-in fee on db x-trackers Harvest CSI300 Index UCITS ETF (DR) to 0.65% per annum, down from 1.1% per annum, from 1 May, 2015.  »

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Market Vectors ETFs added to CFS FirstWrap platform

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 15:00

Four Market Vectors Market exchange traded funds (ETFs) are now available via Colonial First State’s FirstWrap Super & Pension platform. »

Beverly Chandler

IMF report examines mutual funds and ETFs and calls for stronger oversight

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 10:18

A new report from the IMF entitled 'The Asset Management Industry and Financial Stability' examines what risks so-called plain vanilla mutual funds and ETFs pose to financial stability. »

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China A shares launch for BlackRock’s iShares

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 09:43

BlackRock is the latest firm to offer investors direct access to China’s A share equity market with the launch of its iShares MSCI China A UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange. »

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Special report
Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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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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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