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Tim Huver, Vanguard

Low cost passive investment products gain traction for unique US firm

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 09:43

The UK’s Retail Distribution Review which shifted the adviser model from commission to fee based was one of the key drivers behind the 2012 launch of the Vanguard Group’s ETF range in London.  »

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S&L ETP AUM up 0.5% in February

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 09:00

The total global AUM of Short & Leveraged (S&L) ETPs totalled USD61.7 billion at the end of February 2015, up 0.5% from the end of January and flat compared to December 2014, according to figures released by BOOST ETP. »

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Global X adds two ETFs to SuperDividend family

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 06:00

Global X has added two new exchange traded funds to the SuperDividend® family of ETFs – the SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (SDEM) and the SuperDividend® REIT ETF (SRET). »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

Lyxor’s European ETF report reveals AUM up 17 per cent over February

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 13:42

Lyxor’s ETF report for February shows that European ETF market flows for February 2015 came very close to last month’s three year record high with NNA over the month totalling EUR10.4 billion and total assets under management up 17 per cent versus the end of 2014, reaching EUR424 billion. »

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The ETF store launches iPortfolios

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 13:00

The ETF Store has launched a new online investment service offering, iPortfolios, providing investors with The ETF Store’s exchange-traded fund portfolios through a fully-automated online investment platform. »

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Source JPX-Nikkei 400 UCITS ETF launches on Xetra

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 09:00

A new equity index fund from the ETF offering issued by Source – Source JPX-Nikkei 400 UCITS ETF (EUR hedged) – has begun trading on Xetra in Deutsche Börse's XTF segment/ »

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February sees record high in ETF/ETP assets in Europe

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 06:50

The close of February 2015 saw assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reach a new record high of USD494.8 billion according to industry specialists ETFGI. »

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Invesco to change the indexes and providers of ten PowerShares ETFs

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 13:24

Invesco PowerShares is to change the underlying indexes and index providers of ten ETFs. In addition, four ETFs will see a reduction in management fees and four ETFs will receive new product tickers. »

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Horizons ETFs announces final valuations for terminated ETFs

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 13:00

Horizons ETFs Management has announced the final net asset values for four terminated exchange traded funds (ETFs). The values are as follows:  »

Scott Parry, SunGard

SunGard launches managed accounts solution for wealth advisers

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:42

News came this week that SunGard has expanded into the managed accounts business with the launch of an integrated managed investment solution. Scott Parry (pictured), EVP & general manager at SunGard in the US explains that demand lay behind the decision to launch this product.  »

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etffexpress Awards 2015 - The Winners

etffexpress Awards 2015 - The Winners

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 14:58

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... »

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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.... »

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Reasons to be bearish on oil

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:26

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…  ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

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. ... »

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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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