etfs

Dec 07, 2015

Euro signFlows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in Eurozone equities eased off in November after a strong October as European investors looked for opportunities elsewhere, such as the US.

Dec 07, 2015

Cost cutting aheadCosts savings for investors who switch from futures contracts to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to gain index exposure this December could more than double, an ETF provider claims.

Dec 02, 2015

Tokyo cityState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched a Japan equity exchange-traded fund (ETF) under its SPDR brand and listed it in Germany.

Nov 25, 2015

BetaSmart beta equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing at a faster rate than ETFs benchmarked to traditional market-cap indices, research shows.

Nov 23, 2015

The two firms will launch a platform offering physically backed ETFs – a move that marks LGIM’s first dedicated move into the ETF sphere.

Source currently offers 15 ETFs that track physical assets, such as precious metals.

LGIM has £264 billion (€376 billion) of assets managed in traditional passive funds and is a major global investor with total assets under management of £717 billion. The firm will be responsible for the daily running of the ETFs, while Source will oversee operational aspects of the platform.

Nov 12, 2015

ETF keybordBlackRock has transitioned $2.9 billion (€2.7 billion) worth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to a centralised settlement platform to cut down on the complexity of settling ETFs listed on multiple exchanges.

Nov 11, 2015

BlocksDevelopment of fixed income ETFs has been slower than for equities. David Stevenson looks at how the sector is trying to catch up, with a greater focus on duration and maturities looming.

Nov 11, 2015

CurrenciesThe ETF industry looks set for a record year of inflows, despite market volatility in global equities. David Stevenson looks at which parts of the ETF industry are benefiting most from investor sentiment.

Nov 11, 2015

Along with leading institutional investors and key partners, Amundi has developed innovative investment strategies that allow long-term passive investors to hedge climate risk without sacrificing financial returns.

Nov 11, 2015

With the rise of robo-advice and trend towards passive investing, our panel of experts sees a bright future for the ETF market, way beyond its US birthplace. But are we in a mania phase? Is there a liquidity risk? And will ETF products keep up with investors’ demands?

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Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

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Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

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.

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Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.