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Canadian asset managers and institutional funds broadening use of ETFs

Institutional investors across Canada are broadening the ways they use exchange-traded funds and are embracing more strategic applications for ETFs in their investment portfolios, according to a Greenwich Associates study. »


Nasdaq OMX lists First Trust Strategic Income ETF

First Trust has listed a new exchange-traded fund (ETF), the First Trust Strategic Income ETF, on The Nasdaq Stock Market. »


SPDR S&P Biotech ETF receives settlement payment

State Street Global Advisors’ SPDR S&P Biotech ETF has received a payment as an authorised claimant from a class action settlement related to Dendreon Corp. »


Alta Trust and ETF Model Solutions launch endowment collective fund

Alta Trust Company has partnered with third party exchange-traded fund strategist ETF Model Solutions to launch the Endowment Collective Investment Fund (CIF). »


DeAWM renames ETP suite in the Americas

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has renamed the db X-trackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to Deutsche X-trackers ETFs. »

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Women in ETFs launches Toronto chapter

Women in ETFs, which originally launched at the 2014 Inside ETFs conference, has established a Toronto chapter. »

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iShares to close 18 ETFs

iShares plans to close and liquidate 18 exchange-traded funds due to client feedback and limited investor interest in the funds. »

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Global X Funds changes name and index of two ETFs

Two Global X exchange-traded funds – The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (ARGT) and the Global X Nigeria Index ETF (NGE) – have now begun begin tracking MSCI indices. »

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BlackRock Canada names head of product for iShares

BlackRock Asset Management Canada has appointed Pat Chiefalo as managing director, head of product for the iShares Canada ETF business. »

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ETFs tracking FTSE China indices exceed USD20bn AUM

Exchange-traded fund assets under management (AUM) tracking FTSE China indices reached over USD20 billion for the first time at the end of July 2014. »

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