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Apr 19, 2017

Profit_meterRecord first quarter sales of BlackRock’s low-cost index-tracking iShares products of $64.5 billion (€60.1 billion) helped to propel the AUM of the world’s largest asset manager to $5.4 trillion in the first quarter of this year, up from $5.1 trillion in the preceding quarter.

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice_KremerFabrice 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 Fitzpatrick.

Apr 18, 2017

Sports_carWith exchange-traded funds growing faster than hedge funds, Mark Latham looks at the trends that have powered ETF sales in recent months and asks whether fears of a stock market bubble in the US could eventually impact Europe.

Apr 18, 2017

Playing_diceThe growth of two types of exchange-traded fund used typically for short-term trading indicates the trouble with passive investing in Asia. George Mitton reports.

Apr 18, 2017

ETF flows upEuropean ETF flows doubled to €30 billion in the first quarter of 2017, following a slow-down last year which led to flows falling to €15.4 billion in the last quarter of 2016, according to new figures from Amundi.

Apr 13, 2017

ETFNet new assets for European ETFs in March amounted to €9.8 billion and total assets under management have seen a 10% increase since the beginning of the year.

Apr 04, 2017

Smart_betaFidelity International has entered the smart beta ETF market with the launch of two income-focused products.

Mar 29, 2017

Financial adviserFifteen per cent of independent financial advisers (IFAs) in a study said they expected to increase their clients’ exposure to ETFs this year.

Mar 22, 2017

Smart_betaStandard & Poor’s Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) is the index provider that has recently gained the most from the increase in smart beta equity investing, market data shows.

Mar 20, 2017

ETF_tradingDemand for fixed income ETFs in February showed that European investors were still in need of stability, said Lyxor Asset Management.

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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.

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