The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a quarter point to 0.5 per cent, the first interest rate rise in a decade.
In its weekly bulletin on ETF flows, ETF Securities writes that platinum ETPs received their largest weekly inflows in 18 months, totalling USD43.2 million.
Financial advisers and their use of ETFs and index mutual funds are the subject of a new survey conducted by KPMG and commissioned by BlackRock.
Increasingly, international investors want to invest in China because of the compelling case for future growth in the country. In July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the Chinese economy saw the real growth of total value added of the industrial enterprises above designated size reach 6.4 per cent compared with a year ago.
Jean-René Giraud, CEO of TrackInsight reports, on the three-year anniversary of the launch of the ETF analysis firm, that many in the industry believe analysing the performance of trackers vis à vis their benchmark is not of primary importance.
ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 44.9 per cent, in the first nine months of the year, to reach a new record of USD63.60 billion at the end of September.
Ryan Radloff (pictured), principal at CoinShares, reports that their new Ethereum based products, Ether Tracker One and Ether Tracker Euro, have passed the USD10 million line in assets under management, just a week after beginning trading on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Lyxor’s ETF research team reports that ETF inflows more than doubled in September, with inflows of EUR6.8 billion versus EUR3.2 billion the previous month which highlights that a record year still looks likely, with total AUM up +17 per cent vs. end of last year.
The Tradeweb European-listed ETF platform saw total traded volume reach EUR13.2 billion in September, up 12 per cent from August. The end of September also marked the platform’s third best performing quarter since its launch in October 2012, as Q3 2017 activity touched EUR38.3 billion.
Richard Phillips (pictured), Co-Founder and Head of Index Operations at S-Network Global Indexes, a provider of more than 200 indexes which serve as the basis for over USD8 billion in financial products, believes that index back testing processes require strong evaluation.