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Source launches first European-listed ETF to track JPX-Nikkei 400 index

Source has launched the Source JPX-Nikkei 400 UCITS ETF, which provides exposure to the JPX-Nikkei 400 TR Index, a new benchmark for the Japanese equity market. »


Green light

First Trust launches long/short equity ETF

First Trust Advisors has launched a new actively-managed exchange-traded fund (ETF), the First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF, providing investors with long-term total return. »


Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific ETF assets reach new high in August

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high of USD103.7 billion at the end of August 2014, according to figures from ETFGI. »


Two fingers

Two new PowerShares ETFs launched on Xetra

Two new equity index funds from the exchange-traded fund offering issued by PowerShares Global Funds have begun trading in the XTF segment on Xetra. »


China flag

DeAWM takes steps to accommodate investor demand for ASHR and ASHS

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS) are approaching the limit of their currently available RQFII quota for purchasing China A shares securities. »


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BATS and BX partner to increase competition in Swiss equities market

BATS Chi-X Europe and BX Swiss have entered into a partnership agreement designed to bring greater competition and enhanced market efficiencies to the Swiss equities market. »


ETFs

ETFs are transforming institutional investing, says iShares

Institutions are increasingly using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as precision investment tools to access new investment opportunities with simple and efficient trades that would not have been previously considered or possible. »


Risk

SSgA launches actively managed ‘risk aware’ SPDR ETF

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched the SPDR SSGA Risk Aware ETF on the NYSE Arca. »


Retirement

iSectors releases new Collective Investment Fund for defined contribution plans

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) strategist iSectors’ most popular ETF-based strategy, the Post-MPT Growth Allocation, is now available as a Collective Investment Fund (CIF) for tax-qualified employer-sponsored retirement plans. »


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US ETF and ETP assets hit record USD1.9trn, says ETFGI

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in the US reached a new record high of USD1.9 trillion dollars at the end of August 2014, according to research conducted by ETFGI. »


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