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New Chinese ETFs fuelled USD13bn Asia-Pac inflows in May

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 16:00

The Asia-Pacific ETP market recorded monthly cash inflows of USD13.3bn for the month of May bringing YTD cash flows back to positive territory (+USD14bn). This includes USD8bn inflows of two newly listed ETFs from Huatai-PineBridge Fund Management (+USD5.7bn) and Harvest Fund Management (+USD2.7bn), both tracking the CSI 300 Index and listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges respectively. »

Singapore Stock Exchange

SGX launches dual currency trading for ETFs

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 13:11

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is to launch dual currency trading for ETFs on 15 June, enabling investors to trade foreign-currency denominated ETFs in Singapore dollars. »

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Fixed income ETPs attract record USD11bn net flows in May

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 06:00

Economic uncertainty in Europe and China sparked a flight to safety that yielded a record setting month for fixed income ETPs, with the products attracting USD11.0 billion in net flows, compared with USD9.1billion for the previous record month, January 2012, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape Report. »

Bill McNabb, Chairman and CEO, Vanguard

Investors driving change in global fund industry, says Vanguard’s McNabb

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 16:00

Vanguard Chairman and CEO Bill McNabb has outlined four broad trends that will shape the future of the global fund industry in a speech to financial advisors at the Morningstar Canada Investment Conference. »

Crystal ball

Significant differences between now and 2008, says ETF manager Rodilosso

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 15:30

Worries about the Eurozone continue to accelerate, driven by uncertainty surrounding the financial health of Greece, Portugal, Italy, and now Spain. Market Vectors’ international high-yield corporate bond portfolio manager Fran Rodilosso though says there are key differences between what is taking place today and what the markets saw in 2008. »

Geoff Cook, chiuef executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey’s funds sector shows strong growth during first quarter of 2012

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 13:10

The latest figures tracing the performance of Jersey’s finance industry reveal particularly strong growth in its funds sector during the first quarter of 2012, with a 3.5% increase in the net asset value of funds under administration and a total of 1,412 funds registered, the highest figure since 2009. »

Rocket launch

Global X Funds launches Top Guru Holdings Index ETF

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 06:00

Exchange traded funds provider Global X Funds has launched the Global X Top Guru Holdings Index ETF, which allows investors to tap into the combined expertise of the largest hedge fund managers. »

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db x-trackers SONIA Total Return Index ETF shares to be cancelled from Official List

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 15:34

Following the merger of db x-trackers SONIA Total Return Index ETF with db x-trackers II Sterling Cash ETF (the “malgamation) which took place on 9 May 2012, db x-trackers has requested the cancellation of the securities set out below from the Official List, effective from, 8:00 am on 26 June 2012. »

Bruno del Ama, CEO, Global X Funds

S&P Indices licences new Enhanced Yield North American Preferred Index to Global X Funds for ETF

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:33

S&P Indices has launched the S&P Enhanced Yield North American Preferred Index which tracks 50 of the highest yielding securities in the North American preferred stock market. The Index has been licensed to Global X Funds to serve as the basis for a planned ETF.

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Man with a loud hailer

AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts launch first ETF to invest directly in hedge fund equity positions

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 06:00

The newly-launched AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF ALFA has become the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to invest in disclosed equity positions held by established hedge fund managers. »

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