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Stephenson Harwood boosts fund practice

Wed, 10/08/2011 - 16:00

International law firm Stephenson Harwood has appointed James Tinworth as a corporate partner to the firm's funds practice in London. Tinworth joins from Simmons & Simmons LLP in a further boost to the corporate funds practice, following the appointment of Patrick Mousset in Paris from Mayer Brown in July. »

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Deutsche Börse Commodities makes 500th Xetra-Gold delivery

Wed, 10/08/2011 - 12:00

 Since Xetra-Gold – a zero-coupon bond with perpetual maturity, representing a gram of gold, which is 100% backed by physical gold and represents the right to the delivery of gold – launched in 2007, investors have made use of this physical backing 500 times and taken delivery of a total 2.5 tonnes of the precious metal. For investors, owning a unit of Xetra-Gold is equivalent to owning one gram of physical gold. Fees for packaging, transport and insurance apply, which depend on the quantity delivered.


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Asian ETP market sees strong cash flows in July

Wed, 10/08/2011 - 06:00

Although the Asia-Pacific markets experienced mixed results during July (Nikkei 225: +0.17%; KOSPI2: +0.71%; HSI: +0.19%; TAMSCI: -0.92%, CSI 300: -2.37%, S&P/ASX 200: -3.98%), the ETP market witnessed strong cash flows of USD2.1bn during the month, according to Deutsche Bank. This was the third month in a row when the market experienced cash flows of over USD2bn. From a market perspective, ETPs in Taiwan led the inflows with USD598m, followed by Korea with USD525m and Hong Kong with USD517m. »

Mel Herman, President & CEO of XTF

XTF data now available on RIMES

Tue, 09/08/2011 - 16:00

RIMES Technologies, the benchmark data service provider, has become the first data integrator to offer ETF ratings and analytical data from XTF, the global research and advisory firm dedicated to helping investors harness the power of exchange traded funds (ETFs). »

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Volatility erases USD27bn from US ETP AUM

Tue, 09/08/2011 - 06:00

US ETPs saw USD1.9bn of outflows during last week versus USD4.2bn of inflows the previous week, setting the YTD weekly flows average at +USD2.3bn, according to Deutsche Bank's weekly US ETF Market review. US ETP AUM lost USD27bn, closing at USD1.09 trillion or 9.7% up YTD. »

Ted Hood CEO, Source

Source platinum and palladium ETCs get Shari'ah approval

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:00

The Source Physical Platinum P-ETC (SPPT LN) and Source Physical Palladium P-ETC (SPAL LN) have been confirmed as permissible Islamic investment certificates complying with the requirements of Shari’ah law. »

Drew Corbett, Head of Investment Strategy for BetaShares

BetaShares launched first gold bullion MINI on ASX

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:00

Leading ETF provider BetaShares today has launched a leveraged trading tool on the BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF (A$ Hedged). The Macquarie QAU Mini Long (ASX Code: QAUKMA) allows investors to access leveraged exposure to gold without margin calls.  For a fraction of the outlay of buying the ETF outright, investors can now access pure gold bullion exposure that is unaffected by currency movements, leveraged at 65% at inception. »

Robert C Holderith, founder and president. EGA

EGShares launches emerging markets high income/low beta equity ETF on NYSE Arca

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 06:00

Emerging Global Advisors, an asset management company focused exclusively on emerging markets and the sub-advisor to the EGShares family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has launched HILO, an emerging markets fund designed to be significantly less volatile than funds based on the broad-based MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The ETF trades on NYSE Arca under the ticker symbol HILO. »

Mark Konen, president, Insurance and Retirement Solutions for Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group offers LVIP and Vanguard ETFs

Fri, 05/08/2011 - 16:00

Lincoln Investment Advisors Corporation (LIAC), an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) has introduced the Lincoln Variable Insurance Product (LVIP) Dimensional Funds and Vanguard ETF Funds, new fund-of-funds investment options available through select Lincoln variable life, annuity and defined contribution products. »

Michael Mundt, Partner, Stradley Ronan

Former SEC assistant director joins Stradley Ronon as partner in investment management and ETF groups

Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:44

Michael Mundt, former Securities & Exchange Commission assistant director of the Office of Investment Company Regulation, has joined Stradley Ronon as a partner in its nationally recognized 43-attorney investment management/mutual funds practice group. He will also work in the firm’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) group and will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC, office. »



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