Gold stars

AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF earns Five-Star Morningstar rating

The AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS) has received a Five-Star Morningstar Rating for both its three-year and overall risk adjusted performances from inception to 31 October 2014. »


Globe and money

Global ETFs/ETPs gather USD35.8 billion in net new assets

Global exchange-traded funds/exchange-traded products gathered USD35.8 billion in net new assets in October 2014, according to research by ETFGI. »


Two fingers

Horizons ETFs changes names of two ETFs

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) and its affiliate AlphaPro Management are changing the names of the Horizons Canadian Black Swan ETF and Horizons US Black Swan ETF. »


ETFs

US SEC issues notice of intent to grant exemptive relief to permit the offering of NextShares ETFs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a notice of intent to grant Eaton Vance and related parties an exemption from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 to permit the offering of exchange-traded managed funds.  »


Shares

First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF announces reverse share split

The First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF is to undergo a one-for-two reverse share split, whereby each share of the fund outstanding as of the close of business on 7 November will automatically convert to one-half share as of the opening of business on 10 November. »


Index

PowerShares lists DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio on Nasdaq

Invesco PowerShares has listed a new exchange-traded fund, PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio (PDBC), on The Nasdaq Stock Market. »


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Van Eck lowers expense cap of Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF

Van Eck Global has lowered the expense cap of its Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) from 0.19 per cent to 0.14 per cent. »


ICAP, Darryl Hooker

ICAP’s EBS Market & EBS Direct proving to be effective platform for buy-side FX traders

One of the most prominent features of the post-financial crisis was the commitment through central bank intervention, particularly in the US, the UK and Europe, to stabilise the markets. Volatility was dampened and FX trading volumes contracted significantly. »


One finger

Ossiam smart beta commodity ETF marks first anniversary with positive returns

Smart beta investment manager Ossiam, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), has marked the first anniversary of the Ossiam Risk-Weighted Enhanced Commodity ex Grains TR UCITS ETF 1C (USD). »


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European ETF assets have more than doubled over the last five years

European exchange-traded fund assets have more than doubled over the last five years, reaching EUR362 billion as at 30 September 2014, according to a report by Morningstar. »


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