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Three new db x-trackers ETFs launched on Xetra

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 09:00

Three new db x-trackers ETFs from the product family section of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management have begun tradaing in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment on Xetra. »

Two fingers

Liquid alts firm offers two new hedge fund ETFs

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 09:00

Liquid alternatives firm IndexIQ has launched two ETFs offering exposure to hedge funds, the IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF and the IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF. »

ETF

CIBC Mellon to provide asset servicing for Questrade's new family of exchange-traded funds

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:00

Questrade Financial Group has selected CIBC Mellon as asset servicing provider for its newly-launched family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).   »

Australia

STOXX opens new office in Australia

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 17:30

STOXX has increased its presence in Asia/Pacific with the opening of a new office in Sydney, Australia. »

Christopher Meyers, Flow Traders

Flow Traders – Best European ETF Market Maker

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 16:15

Flow Traders is a global independent ETP liquidity provider. Founded in 2004 in Amsterdam, Flow Traders today has trading operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US. With a team of around 220 professionals, including over 60 traders and 10 sales traders, Flow Traders provides continuous liquidity for ETPs through its membership of more than 90 global stock exchanges and trading venues worldwide.  »

Hartmut Graf, STOXX

STOXX – Most Innovative Index Provider

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 16:12

STOXX Ltd is a global index provider, currently calculating a global index family of over 7,000 rules-based and transparent indices. STOXX indices are licensed to more than 500 companies globally. Three of Europe’s top ETFs and 30 per cent of all European ETF AUM are based on STOXX indices.  »

Stephane Redon, Nomura Prime Finance

Nomura Prime Finance – Best Asia Pacific ETF Market Maker

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:55

Nomura has been an active player in the global ETF market since the early 2000s, following its debut ETF launch on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2001. From that point, its business has to a large extent been underpinned by delivering Asia Pacific products to its global client base. »

Fabrizio Palmucci, PIMCO Source

PIMCO Source – Best Fixed Income (Cash) ETF Manager

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:52

The partnership that Source has developed with PIMCO since 2011 has been highly successful. Over that period, the 10 fixed income ETFs they have created have attracted over EUR4bn in assets. Of these, six are actively managed, including the three Fixed Income cash ETFs, which have approximately EUR2.5bn in assets.  »

Phillip Nanof, State Street Global Services

State Street – Best North American ETF Fund Administrator

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:47

State Street is the largest global administrator of ETFs, servicing close to 1,000 ETFs that represent over USD600bn in AuM. State Street delivers distinctive value to its ETF clients across four dimensions: experience, capability, insight, and commitment. The firm’s best-in-class ETF servicing capability, TotalETFSM, leverages state-of-the-art technology, State Street’s global scale, and deep organisational expertise to provide individually customised solutions from the most sophisticated institutions through to ETF start-ups. »

Andrew Walsh, UBS Global Asset Management

UBS Global Asset Management – Best Europe Equity ETF Manager

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:44

UBS Global Asset Management’s ETF business has grown in recent years to become Europe’s 4th largest ETF provider. Its ETF business has doubled over the last two years, climbing from GBP7.4bn at the start of 2013. »

features
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.... »

Comment
oil

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…  ... »

Article

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. ... »

Comment
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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