etfs

Jan 08, 2013

BetaIn the last few years smart indexing has grown in popularity with fund managers. Barney Hatt looks at what the concept means, what providers are doing with it and what use investors can make of it.

Jan 08, 2013

Francois MilletInvestors who have been disappointed by recent performance of market-cap weighted indices are increasingly turning to alternative or 'smart' beta, says Francois Millet, managing director and head of index development at Lyxor.

Jan 08, 2013

LabNoël Amenc of the Edhec-Risk Institute examines risk in smart beta indices and argues that not enough information is made available for investors to assess products.

Jan 08, 2013

MakeupNicholas Pratt looks at the role asset services can play to help struggling exchange-traded funds reach sufficient liquidity.

Jan 08, 2013

WheatDividends are becoming central to equity investment strategies in the low-growth environment. Barney Hatt looks at how the ETF world is responding.

Jan 07, 2013

ChopsticksThere is now more than $10 billion (€7.6 billion) invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track FTSE’s China A50 Index, says the index provider, quoting Bloomberg data.

Jan 07, 2013

Handshake 3Vanguard Asset Management has recruited a former product specialist from iShares, the dominant provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Dec 18, 2012

BooksFrom demographic data to farms and forests, the range of subjects sovereign bond managers must understand seems to be growing, writes George Mitton.

Dec 18, 2012

Metal ringsThe soar-away price of gold has seen gold exchange-traded commodities leave other metals in the dirt. But India's plan to spend $1.7 trillion on infrastructure over the next decade might help narrow the gap, writes Nick Fitzpatrick.

Dec 17, 2012

Arrow up 2Global exchange-traded product (ETP) flows continued at a record-setting pace with $219 billion (€166.4 billion) through November, according to BlackRock's latest ETP Landscape report.

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