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Geoffrey Post, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management – Best APAC Equity ETF Manager

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:25

Nikko Asset Management is positioning itself to be Asia’s premier global asset manager, and similar to other leading global players, the Tokyo-based firm excels at meeting sophisticated investors’ needs for true alpha-producing active strategies alongside cost-effective beta products.  »

Dan Draper, Invesco PowerShares

Invesco PowerShares – Best Smart Beta ETF Provider

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:19

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 170 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. »

Eric Anderson, First Trust Advisors

First Trust Advisors – Most Innovative North American ETP Provider

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:16

First Trust Advisors L.P. was established as a registered investment advisor in 1991. The Chicago-based firm manages USD104.9bn of assets (as of end-2014), of which some USD33.4bn are held in ETFs. In December 2011, UK-based First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd was established to distribute its ETF product range in Europe within an affiliated Irish domiciled UCITS Company, First Trust Global Funds plc. »

Fannie Wurtz, Amundi

Amundi – Best Fixed Income (excluding cash) ETF Manager

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:12

Amundi is one of Europe’s leading ETF providers, with a range of 100 products within equities and fixed income. Through 2014, it had more than USD18bn of ETF assets under management, of which more than USD4bn was in fixed income ETFs.  »

James Willaims, etfexpress

Investors drive growth rates and embrace new products

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 15:06

The etfexpress Awards 2015 for excellence among managers and service providers of exchange traded funds celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another year of significant growth in assets for the sector. »

liquidity

Highland Capital Management launches Highland Alternative Investors

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 13:00

Highland Capital Management has launched Highland Alternative Investors, an alternative investment platform that will encompass all of Highland’s existing non-traditional, liquid alternative funds. »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

QE drives European investors overseas

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 12:17

Markit analyst Simon Colvin reports that the flood of central bank liquidity in Europe has seen spreads between euro and dollar denominated debt surge to new highs. »

Tel Aviv stock exchange

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange partners with BluStar Indexes to launch Israel Global Tech index

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 12:00

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and BlueStar Indexes has launched the TASE-BlueStar Israel Global Technology Index (TA-BIGITech). »

number six

Questrade launches six distinctive ETFs on the TSX

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 09:00

Questrade Wealth Management has launched Questrade Smart ETF with the listing of six exchange traded funds on the TSX. The six ETFs include four sector ETFs and two US midcap ETFs, all based on Russell Indexes.  »

beta sign

Barron’s 400 ETF undergoes semi-annual rebalance

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 07:08

The Barron’s 400 ETF (BFOR), a smart beta exchange traded fund that seeks to track the Barron’s 400 Index (B400), has completed its semi-annual rebalance based on the reconstitution of its underlying benchmark.  »

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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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