Mar 19, 2015

Gary DelanyWhen you think of funds, you do not necessarily think of options as well, but in the US the two instruments overlap. A new study – Highlights of Performance Analysis of Options-Based Equity Mutual Funds, CEFs, and ETFs – looks at US investment companies regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission that focus on the use of exchange-listed options for portfolio management.

Mar 16, 2015

ETF tradingTotal assets invested in European listed exchange-traded products (ETPs) hit a record high of $494.8 billion (€471.3 billion) at the end of February, according to research and consultancy firm, ETFGI.

Feb 20, 2015

GoldTo many, the bull market in gold that peaked in 2011 now looks like a classic bubble. With equities looking robust, David Stevenson asks whether the precious metal still deserves a place in portfolios.

Feb 20, 2015

BetaThe next generation of smart beta will respond to world events and produce the best returns for investors, says Marc Barrachin of Markit.

Feb 16, 2015

Editorial Synopsis March 2015

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Distribution: Share classes
Funds Europe looks at the growth in share classes as a result of regulatory changes that are introducing commission-free structures. Is this a challenge for fund managers, administrators and accountants, or is it a case of ‘Just another share class’?

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Feb 05, 2015

ETFsBlackRock's iShares has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF), which the firm claims is the first of its kind to provide exposure to euro-denominated investment grade and

Jan 26, 2015

European flagsPension funds, insurers and asset managers are using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for a wide range of purposes and holding them longer than commonly thought.

Jan 22, 2015

ETFs1European exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are set to grow by 15-20%, according to Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM).

Jan 12, 2015

Equities going upEurope and US equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are sucking in money, with Vanguard and iShares products that invest in the S&P 500 in the lead over one month.

Jan 08, 2015

Philippe SeyllFunds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll about Clearstream's China strategy and the importance of global connectivity.