etfs

Jan 14, 2014

Indemnification in securities lending means providers have 'skin in the game', keeping them honest. But there are signs that indemnities are weakening. Plus, directors of Ucits funds should scrutinse lending agents' fees more. These are two of the issues our lending panel discusses. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jan 07, 2014

ETFsCapita Asset Services is aiming to improve the transaction process for cross-border exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the German market through a tie-up with Clearstream.

Jan 06, 2014

Mixed-chartAlthough they made positive performance gains in 2013, hedge funds may soon find their collective assets surpassed by the sum invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Dec 19, 2013

UmbrellasIdentifying a small number of underperforming shares can help index investors increase their gains. But how to do that? A high securities lending fee is one signal, and avoiding such shares would have led to outperformance over the past seven years, says Simon Colvin of Markit.

Dec 09, 2013

Pensioner-with-caneState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is attempting to make exchange-traded funds (ETFs) more available to UK pension funds by overcoming a structural issue in how they trade.

Dec 06, 2013

Arrow down1A revival of market concerns that the US Federal Reserve will soon begin tapering its bond purchases may have driven a turnaround in flows to emerging market equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Dec 04, 2013

ETF tradingExchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in Italy and the UK will be available through a request-for-quote service offered on the MTS BondVision platform.

Nov 28, 2013

Wall streetAssets in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States rose nearly 5% in October, far outpacing growth in US mutual fund assets of 2% in the month.

Nov 22, 2013

Gold bars 1The gold price 'collapse' is one of the most notable investment trends of 2013 after the metal's value fell 27%, the largest annual decline since 1981, and short positions rose by 71%, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Nov 18, 2013

Paris2Paris-based Ossiam has crossed the €1 billion threshold in assets under management with three-quarters of that in smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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