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First Trust cross-lists First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF in Mexico

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 09:00

First Trust Advisors has cross listed the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF FV, +0.94% on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).  »

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New RISE ETF offers hedge against rising interest rates

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 06:00

ETF Managers Capital has launched the first exchange traded fund (ETF) designed to hedge rising interest rates by targeting a constant negative 10 year bond duration. »

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PowerShares Canada to increase NAV on three ETFs

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 20:00

PowerShares Canada is to increase the net asset value (NAV) of three TSX-listed PowerShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) calculated after close of business on 20 February, 2015. »

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Nasdaq-100 recognised as benchmark for innovation

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 16:00

Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX), which celebrated its 30th anniversary on 31 January, 2015, has emerged as the de facto benchmark for broad-based innovation, representing the "new global economy," according to a recent Nasdaq study titled The Nasdaq-100 Turns 30: Tracking Innovation in Large Cap Growth. »

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SSgA launches four advanced beta equity ETFs

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 12:00

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched four advanced beta equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Deutsche Borse’s Xetra. »

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Amundi increases assets under management

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:00

Amundi's assets under management totalled EUR866 billion at the end of December 2014, an increase of 11.4% over the year. »

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Confluence appoints UK-based COO

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 06:00

Confluence, a specialist in data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, has promoted Salvatore Pent to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the firm’s global operations. »

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Legg Mason hires seasoned ETF professionals

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 11:30

Legg Mason has hired Rick Genoni and Brandon Clark to lead the firm's strategy in the ETF product category.   »

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BlackRock expands iShares core for Canadian investors with four new ETFs

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 09:00

iShares has launched four new funds in the iShares Core, providing even more comprehensive exposures and currency-hedging optionality to the asset classes sought most by Canadian investors. »

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WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund surpasses USD10bn in assets

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 06:00

WisdomTree’s Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ), which provides exposure to European dividend-paying exporters, while hedging out the movements of the euro relative to the US dollar, has surpassed USD10 billion in assets.  »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

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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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Watch out for a bounce in the euro

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 12:05

Following recent dips in the Euro, Jeff Keen, fund manager at Waverton Investment Management, offers his view on why it will rebound… ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Reasons to be bearish on oil

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:26

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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