Aussie ETF industry continues to prosper as it becomes more mainstream, says BetaShares

Wed, 13/03/2019 - 10:15

The Australian ETF industry has continued its strong growth trajectory, with a record number of self-directed investors, SMSFs and financial planners now using ETFs in Australia, according to the BetaShares/Investment Trends Annual ETF Report for 2018. »

Global Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs gather net inflows of USD7.38bn during January 2019

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 19:12

Global equity-based Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of USD7.38 billion during January, with total assets invested in the sector increasing by 10.1 per cent, from USD618 billion at the end of December, to USD680 billion. »

Andrew McCollum, Greenwich Associates

European institutions increase use of ETFs by half, says Greenwich Associates

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:57

European institutions increased their allocations to ETFs by 50 per cent in 2018, according to the latest Greenwich Associates European ETF Study. »

BMO’s 2019 ETF report predicts investor rush to de-risk

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 18:59

Deceleration in global economic growth and continued political and economic instability in Europe mean that investors will likely be seeking to de-risk in an effort to reduce the volatility drag on portfolios, resulting in an increased appetite for defensive equity strategies and high-quality credit ETFs. »

Advisers remain stressed but professionally satisfied, says FlexShares survey

Wed, 27/02/2019 - 09:20

Financial advisers are 23 per cent more stressed than the US national average, down only slightly from last year’s 25 per cent, but nonetheless remain overwhelmingly satisfied with their career choice, according to the second annual financial adviser wellness survey by FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds. »

Investors expect strong flows into fixed income investment vehicles including ETFs

Tue, 26/02/2019 - 10:05

New research from the European fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management Limited (Tabula) reveals that 61 per cent of professional investors expect flows into fixed income investment vehicles to increase this year when compared to 2018.  »

BetaShares’ new quarterly research sheds light on passive investment patterns outside Australia 3

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 19:32

Australian ETF manager BetaShares has launched the first edition of the quarterly BetaShares Global ETF Review – highlighting the significant growth of passive investment strategies globally. »

Global ETF and ETP asset growth continued to outpace global hedge fund industry in Q4 2018

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 18:13

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally amounted to USD4.82 trillion at the end of Q4 2018, following net inflows of USD164.84 billion and market moves during the period, according to ETFGI’s Q4 2018 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.  »

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Canadian ETF industry to grow faster than the rest of the world, predicts Bank of Montreal

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 12:29

The global ETF industry is projected to double to more than USD10 trillion over the next five years, but the Canadian industry is expected to grow at a faster rate to CAD400 billion by 2024.  »

ETF issuers face distribution headwinds

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 16:04

Exchange-traded fund assets increased at a compound annual growth rate of 21 per cent during the five years ended 2017, growing to USD3.4 trillion, before taking a pause in 2018 due to an equity market decline.   »

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