ETFs 2010

ToysShould consultants get on board with ETFs, or are they, as some suggest, being rushed into them for the sake of playing with new toys, asks Angele Spiteri Paris.

DetectiveThere is a healthy amount of scepticism towards ETFs offering exposure to alternative asset classes, finds Angele Spiteri Paris.

Singled-outAs investors get more granular about their emerging market investments, the ETF market sees the advent of single-country products. Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

Japan_treeRelative to the expansion seen in Western markets, the Japanese ETF market has remained stagnant during 2009. So what is happening in Japan, asks Koei Imai, of Nikko Asset Management.

MechanicThe servicing requirements of ETFs differ to those of a traditional passive funds business. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at ETF operations.

SaleProviders have been jostling to be the lowest priced out there, but is there more to competition than just the headline total expense ratio (TER) of a product, asks Angele Spiteri Paris.

Baudson_ValerieTo retain its edge in the increasingly competitive ETF marketplace, Amundi ETF brings select products to market that are innovative yet not overly complex.

PuzzleA focus on the risk-weighted index and the value-weighted index, by Dimitris Melas of MSCI.

ETFs have been hugely popular and this has led to much innovation and creation. Experts discuss industry developments past and future. (part 2)

Roundtable

Bernard Aybran ( CEO, Invesco Europe), Pedro Fernandes (Head of ETFs, NYSE), Frederic Lorenzini (Head of Research, Morningstar)
Olivier Paquier (Poduct Specialist, Amundi ETF),...

ETFs have been hugely popular and this has led to much innovation and creation. Experts discuss industry developments past and future

Roundtable

Bernard Aybran ( CEO, Invesco Europe), Pedro Fernandes (Head of ETFs, NYSE), Frederic Lorenzini (Head of Research, Morningstar)
Olivier Paquier (Poduct Specialist, Amundi ETF), Daniele...

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.