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US ETF/ETP assets reach new record high of USD 2.089tn in Feb

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 09:00

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of USD2.089 trillion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI. »

NYSE

CSOP launches FTSE China A50 ETF on NYSE Arca

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 06:49

Offshore Chinese asset manager CSOP Asset Management Limited (CSOP) has launched the CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF on the NYSE Arca under the ticker AFTY.  »

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FTSE strengthens China offering with new Onshore Bond Index Series

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 06:00

FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets has added to its China bond markets offering with the launch of the FTSE China Onshore Bond Index Series.  »

change direction

ProShares announces changes to Gold ETFs’ benchmark

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 19:00

ProShares, a provider of alternative ETFs, has announced changes to the benchmark tracked by ProShares Ultra Gold (UGL) and ProShares UltraShort Gold (GLL).  »

Hector McNeil, WisdomTree Europe

Leading ETP providers launch 'educate and advocate' initiative

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:58

Three leading ETP providers, Wisdom Tree’s Boost ETP, ETF Securities and Société Générale have launched an industry initiative designed to educate and advocate the benefits of Short & Leveraged ETPS (S&L ETPs) in a European market with an appetite for risk. »

Bev Chandler, etfexpress and Wealth Adviser

Futures more cost effective than ETFs, finds CME Group study

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 12:02

A new report from the CME Group compares the all-in cost of replicating the S&P 500 total return via equity index futures and via ETFs and concludes that in all but one case, futures are the more cost effective vehicle. »

Eric Ervin, CEO, Reality Shares

ETFs destined to overtake mutual funds, predicts Reality Shares

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:48

US-based Reality Shares specialises in dividend growth and to that end, recently launched an innovative ETF, DIVY, which isolates dividend growth from stock market. »

ETFs

BlackRock expands suite of iShares iBonds Term Maturity ETFs

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:00

BlackRock has expanded the suite of iShares® iBonds® with the launch of seven new exchange traded funds on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). »

liquidity

Exchange Traded Concepts to close and liquidate Horizons S&P Financial Select Sector Covered Call ETF

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 06:00

Exchange Traded Concepts Trust II is to close and liquidate the Horizons S&P Financial Select Sector Covered Call ETF (HFIN), which is managed and marketed by Horizons ETFs Management. »

Chanchal Samadder, Lyxor ETF

Lyxor extends Euro range on back of European QE measures

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:46

Lyxor ETF, the third largest ETF provider in Europe, has recently extended its Euro Govies range with an ETF on ultra long duration bonds. Chanchal Samadder (pictured), head of UK sales at the firm, explains that the development comes on the back of client demand which in turn was driven by the introduction of quantitative easing in Europe.  »

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Special report
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... »

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 - 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…  ... »

Article

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. ... »

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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