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The difficulty in judging smart beta

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:00

Craig Lazzara, Global Head of Index Investment Strategy for S&P Dow Jones Indices writes that it is difficult for investors to judge smart beta, as it takes subtlety to evaluate a smart beta strategy against the claims that its vendor make. »

PowerShares launches Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:34

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management has launched the PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio (VRIG), an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will be actively managed by IFI.  »

Elkhorn lists Fundamental Commodity Strategy ETF on Bats

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:32

Elkhorn has listed the Elkhorn Fundamental Commodity Strategy ETF (RCOM) on the Bats ETF Marketplace, the firm’s third listing on the exchange. »

Is the gold rally finished asks WisdomTree

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:31

The latest Short & Leveraged report from WisdomTree finds that the gold rally petered out in August, with prices dipping as investors appraised valuations after seeing double digit gains across the previous two months.  »

ZyFin lists Europe’s first physically replicated Indian equity ETF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 12:09

ZyFin Holdings, together with its London-based ETF distribution partner First Trust Global Portfolios, has listed Europe’s first physically replicated Indian equity ETF – The LAM ZyFin MSCI India UCITS ETF – on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. »

Bond market difficulties increasing use of bond ETFs by institutions

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 10:10

A new report from Greenwich Associates finds that the difficult trading environment in bond markets is fuelling the use of bond ETFs in institutional portfolios.  »

Use of factor-based ETFs to increase, says survey

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 07:01

Despite concern in recent months that select exchange-traded fund (ETF) strategies are becoming expensive, 80 per cent of respondents to a PowerShares survey indicated that they are not worried about a potential bubble in factor-based ETFs. »

First Trust launches seven ETFs based on Nasdaq US Smart Sector Indexes

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 06:58

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider First Trust Advisors has launched seven ETFs based on the Nasdaq US Smart Sector Indexes. »

Amplify ETFs launches Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 06:56

Amplify ETFs has launched the Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (PFV), the first YieldShares ETF to enter the market via the Amplify platform. »

BNP Paribas’s THEAM subsidiary on path to ETF growth

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 14:31

THEAM, the BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ subsidiary specialising in capital-protected, indexed and model-driven management, aims to triple its ETF assets by 2020.  »




The alternative alternative ETF

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 08:47

Physical gold ETF sees increased demand

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 08:23


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